Divers recover body of man who drowned in Palm Harbor spring Thanksgiving day

Foul play and impairment are not believed to be factors in the death.
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Published Nov. 27, 2020|Updated Nov. 27, 2020

A 30-year-old man is reported dead after drowning in a Palm Harbor spring on Thanksgiving day, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to a reported drowning around 1:46 p.m. in the “Blue Sink,” a natural spring located at 2340 Rolling Oaks Drive.

Trevor Harris was free-diving with a snorkel and had not resurfaced, authorities said. He had swam in the 145-foot-deep spring more than 50 times and neither impairment nor foul play were believed to be factors in the drowning.

Due to the depth and visibility of the water, Clearwater Fire & Rescue and Palm Harbor Fire Rescue divers, as well as sheriff’s dive team members, were not able to recover Harris’ body from the spring.

Volunteer divers with International Underwater Cave Rescue and Recovery arrived to help with the effort. They entered the water at 11 p.m. and recovered Harris’ body about 30 minutes later at a depth of about 122 feet, deputies said.