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Man dies while diving in Eagle's Nest caves in Hernando County

Posted at 4:17 PM, Jan 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-22 05:40:30-05

HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. — The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death of a diver at the Eagle’s Nest near Weeki Wachee Springs.  

Authorities say that the call for help came in around noon Saturday for a diver in distress in the Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area in Weeki Wachee.

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Deputies and paramedics arrived on scene and found the diver deceased

The diver has been identified Davin Brannon, 53, of Dover.

Investigators with the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office continue to investigate what caused the drowning.

The Eagle’s Nest is a huge underwater cave system north of Weeki Wachee Springs. ABC Action News has reported previously on divers that have died in the caves.