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Friday, March 14, 2008

Cave diver dies while deep into Ginnie Springs

Published 3/13/08
A certified cave diver from Switzerland was found dead inside the Ginnie Springs cave system Monday, March 10.

Mark Fyvie started his dive in Ginnie Springs around noon Monday at the underwater entrance known as "Devil's Eye." He was diving alone, according to the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office.

Fyvie was using a rebreathing system that allows a diver to stay underwater for a longer period of time.

But by 9 p.m. Monday, Fyvie had not returned, and another cave diver, Corey Mearns, went looking for him. Fyvie was found approximately 3,800 feet into the cave system.

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