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Friday, March 14, 2008

Swiss man dies while cave-diving

Published 3/14/2008
A man visiting the United States from Switzerland died Monday while cave-diving in Gilchrist County.

Continue to 2nd paragraph The body of Mark Fyvie, 35, was found about 3,800 feet into a cave system at Ginnie Springs, the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office reported. Fyvie had been alone when he started his dive at about noon Monday into the cave system at an opening called the Devil's Eye.

The cave system at Ginnie Springs has long been a popular area for divers. Called the Devil's Spring system, it houses three separate springs that produce about 80 million gallons of water daily, according to a Web site about Ginnie Springs.
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