BREAKING NEWS Butte County Public Health announces third coronavirus death Full Story

Missing Florida diver's body found

The body of a missing diver who attempted to free dive at the Eagle's Nest on Wednesday night has been recovered....

Posted: Jul 19, 2018 7:09 PM
Updated: Jul 19, 2018 7:09 PM

The body of a missing diver who attempted to free dive at the Eagle's Nest on Wednesday night has been recovered.

The Hernando County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene shortly before 7:00 p.m. after receiving a call of a possible drowning of Said Marjane, 20, at the Eagle's Nest, located on property north of Weeki Wachee Springs, on Wednesday night.

According to officials, Marjane and five friends arrived at Eagle's nest at 3:00 p.m. During the course of several hours after arriving, the six of them completed between 15-20 free dives.

During the last dive, Marjane told friends he was going to attempt a max breath dive to see how long he could stay submerged. Marjane descended with another diver, Jacob Fernandez, for safety.

Fernandez said he descended to a depth of 80 feet before returning to the surface. When Marjane failed to resurface, his friends began to dive in search of him.

They called 911 after they were unable to locate him after a few minutes.

Patrol deputies and fire rescue units were immediately dispatched to the scene. The Hernando County Sheriff's Office says emergency responders were not immediately able to locate Marjane.

A few hours later a civilian dive team responded and located Marjane at a depth of 150 feet.

The divers brought Marjane to the surface where he was pronounced deceased by the medical staff on scene.

Marjane's body was transported to the Medical Examiner's Office in Leesburg.

The investigation remains active.

ABC Action News has reported previously on divers that have died in the caves, including the death of a diver in January of 2018.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 238681

Reported Deaths: 6169
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1056653405
Riverside18041463
San Diego14623370
Orange14413345
San Bernardino12746258
Imperial652397
Alameda6156136
Fresno528975
Kern476876
Santa Clara4572158
Tulare4323128
San Joaquin391454
San Francisco364850
Sacramento339768
San Mateo3311108
Contra Costa324877
Ventura309646
Santa Barbara289629
Kings250434
Marin239419
Stanislaus231044
Monterey169115
Solano140225
Sonoma11857
Merced113111
Placer72411
San Luis Obispo6422
Yolo55524
Madera5415
Santa Cruz3993
Napa3334
San Benito2392
Lassen2330
El Dorado1980
Sutter1973
Butte1892
Humboldt1334
Shasta1294
Nevada1171
Glenn1150
Yuba941
Mendocino850
Tehama821
Lake790
Colusa590
Del Norte511
Mono421
Calaveras400
Inyo321
Siskiyou310
Tuolumne300
Mariposa271
Amador240
Plumas100
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
Few Clouds
86° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 86°
Oroville
Clear
88° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 88°
Paradise
Few Clouds
86° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 86°
Chester
Clear
79° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 79°
Red Bluff
Clear
93° wxIcon
Hi: 95° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 93°
Willows
Few Clouds
86° wxIcon
Hi: 95° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 86°
We'll have sunny to mostly sunny skies and warmer temperatures today. A slight chance for showers will pop up in Lassen County this evening. Temperatures will be a little cooler on Friday, but will heat back up for your 4th of July weekend.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events