News release from Commander Virgil Watson, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department


Ref: Accidental Drowning

Date: July 9, 2020

On Wednesday July 8, 2020 approximately 1:00 pm the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office received a call, in reference to a missing diver at Merritt’s Mill Pond after not returning home.

The diver, identified as Clyde Douglas Rorex age 68, had departed from the public boat ramp on Hunter Fish Camp Road to dive in “The Hole in The Wall” cave Wednesday morning approximately 6 to 7 a.m.

Owner of Cave Adventures, Edd Sorenson, was notified and recovered Mr. Rorex from the cave.

Prayers for the family and friends of Mr. Rorex and to Edd Sorenson.


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