On a sunny August afternoon in Ponce De Leon, Florida, employees at the Vortex Springs dive shop decided to investigate a pickup truck that had been parked nearby for days. Quickly, they found that it belonged to a Tennessee man named Ben McDaniel who, only two days prior, was preparing for a scuba dive into the underwater cave that was inside the springs on the shop’s property.
That was the last time anyone would ever see Ben. Soon after the employees searched for him and came up empty-handed, they called the police. What followed was an investigation that concluded Ben had died inside one of the many, hard-to-access caves inside the springs.