Missing Diver Recovered by Citrus County Dive Team

HOMOSASSA, Fla. – The Citrus County Dive Team recovered the body of James Cummins, 40, of Inverness, Fla., at about 9:30 a.m. today in the Gulf of Mexico in the vicinity of the mouth of the Homosassa River.

The Coast Guard received a call at 2:24 p.m. Sunday from two men reporting that their dive instructor, Cummins, had not resurfaced from a dive.

The three men had been cave diving from a 29-foot vessel in the Gulf of Mexico just offshore of Homosassa. The two students resurfaced after a dive and waited for Cummins to resurface. The men waited 15 minutes and called the Coast Guard.

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