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MISSING SCUBA DIVER BEN MCDANIEL Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 02 March 2011 15:03

The family of missing scuba diver Ben McDaniel is offering a $10,000 reward to any person that provides information that results in the location of Ben or his body.

Ben McDaniel made preparations to make a cave dive on Wednesday August 18,   2010 at Vortex Spring in Ponce de Leon, Florida and has not been seen since.  Ben was last seen entering the cave at 7:30 p.m. and his three decompression tanks were still in place for him to use during his ascent.

Many internationally known cave divers have made very well planned recovery dives into the cave but still no sign of Ben.  Shelby McDaniel said of his son “I am prepared to do whatever it takes to locate Ben’s body and bring him home to be buried with Paul”. 

Shelby and his wife Patty lost their son Paul on September 14, 2008.  Paul McDaniel an avid mountaineer passed away at only 22 years old from a stroke and gave the gift of life to four people through vital organ donations as well as helping 80 more with his tissue donations.  Paul’s passion for life lives on through the Paul A. McDaniel foundation by bringing national awareness and education to young people about strokes and organ donation.

Now the McDaniel family is desperately hoping to find their beloved Ben who is pictured below.   Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Ben McDaniel is asked to call the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office at 850-547-3681.

 

 

 

Last Updated on Monday, 17 October 2011 14:17
 
 
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