Missing Diver who Drowned Near Eagle Creek Identified
Today, Orange County deputies identified the diver whose body was found on Saturday in a lake near the Eagle Creek Golf Course on Emerson Lake Boulevard in Orlando.
The deceased is 24-year-old Christopher Martin.
Martin and another diver were contracted by Eagle Creek to locate golf balls in the waterways off the golf course, on Friday. Investigators learned the two divers were in different locations searching for golf balls. The other diver, who is unnamed, told investigators he observed Martin’s air tank floating unattended and went to look for him, but was unable to find him. That’s when Orange County Dive Team members were called to the location and a search began.
Last Saturday, the Dive Team resumed the search around 8:30 a.m., but as deputies were about to clear the scene just before 7:00 p.m, Martin’s body was located.