An Edgewater man died in an, “…apparent scuba diving accident…” at Blue Springs State Park Wednesday, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. 36-year old Samuel Slack was transported to Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City Wednesday afternoon, but was pronounced dead at the hospital. Volusia County Sheriff’s spokesperson Brandon Haught says a diving partner, 37-year old Daniel Vansickle of New Smyrna Beach, was transported for treatment to Florida Hospital Orlando. The Sheriff’s Office says they were notified about the accident at 2:52 Wednesday afternoon, and Slack was pronounced dead at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial at 3:43 p.m. Haught says foul play is not suspected in the incident, but the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office will conduct an investigation as standard procedure.
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