Altamonte man drowns in Marion County springs

Officials launch search after man goes missing in springs

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MARION COUNTY, Fla. - Marion County deputies said they found the body of a man who went missing in Silver Glen Springs on Friday.

On Friday, the Marion County Sheriff's Office responded to Silver Glen Springs Campground in reference to a missing swimmer, 29-year-old Jason Yeh, deputies said.

Yeh and his girlfriend, Erica Cannon, had arrived at the springs early that afternoon and Yeh was boasting about his ability to free dive down to 80 feet with just a snorkel, mask and fins, deputies said.

Deputies said Cannon stated that Yeh seemed to be interested in going into the cavern system of Silver Glen Springs.

The last time Cannon saw Yeh was in the "main boil" of the springs at approximately 3:00 p.m.

After a couple of hours had passed without seeing Yeh, Cannon called 911, deputies said.

Deputies said an exhaustive search began Friday night and included the U.S. Forestry Service along with the Fish and Wildlife Commission.

The dive team of the Marion County Sheriff's Office started its search again Saturday and Yeh's body was recovered within the cavern of the spring.

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