Ben McDaniel
North American Missing Persons Network
Ben McDaniel

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 18, 2010 from Vortex Springs, Ponce DeLeon, Florida
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: April 15, 1980
  • Age: 30
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Weight: 200 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Recessed hairline, big smile, strong build,
    muscles, wore small round ear rings ocassionally
  • Medical Conditions: None
  • Clothing: Ben was seen in his black dive suit in the cave going in by himself
    by two employees. He had two large C130 tanks, goggles, yellow fins
  • Jewelry: Computer watch on his wrist to change his air out automatically
    using helium and oxygen
  • AKA: None
  • Case Number: 2010-08-6760

  • Details of Disappearance
    Ben was solo cave diving at Vortex Springs, Ponce DeLeon, Florida on August 18, 2010. Two employees let him go thru the gate. Ben did not resurface and he was not reported missing for two days. His truck, clothing, wallet with $1100 in cash, dive trunk with his equipment was still in front of the office. His family hashad divers look for him but cannot find his body. His family believes foul play was involved but without his body they are unable to prove it. Two different sets of cadavar dogs indicated there was a body in the underground springs somewhere.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Holmes County Sheriff
    Investigator Harry Hamilton

    Source Information
    Family of Ben McDaniel