Father and son die in cave diving accident while trying out Christmas presents



A woman’s worst fears came true on Christmas Day when her fiancée and his teenage son did not return from a dive in a notoriously dangerous area of underwater caves, ABC News reported.

The bodies of Darrin Spivey, 35, and his son, Dillon Sanchez, 15, were found in an underwater cave in an area known as Eagle Nest Sink in northwestern Hernando County in Florida on Wednesday night.

Despite Spivey being a certified diver, he wasn’t certified to cave dive. His son was not certified to dive at all, friends told the Sheriff’s office. The two decided to make the trip after Sanchez received some new diving equipment for Christmas and wanted to test it out at Eagle Nest Sink.


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