Deputies end search for cave diver missing from Silver Glen Springs Recreation Area

Marion County Sheriff's deputies released this photo of Alexander James McKeema. He was last seen diving in the Silver Glen Springs Recreation Area.

Marion County sheriff's deputies have ended their four-day search for an Orlando man last seen swimming at the Silver Glen Springs Recreation Area near Salt Springs.

Deputies were called out to the area on Dec. 27 after witnesses say they saw a male diver enter the water but never came out. Deputies say his car and personal belongings were still at the park after it closed.

Detectives determined the man to be 25-year-old Alexander James McKeeman from Orlando. The sheriff's Underwater Recovery Team and several teams of professional divers explored the caves searching for McKeeman but he wasn't found.

Deputies say all evidence leads them to believe he entered the springs but did not come out; but if anyone has information regarding his disappearance they are asked to call Det. John Lightle at (352) 369-6715.

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