Authorities ID Ohio man who drowned diving for golf balls

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have identified an Ohio man who drowned while diving for golf balls in a pond at a country club.

Authorities say 63-year-old Charles Hill was diving in full scuba gear on Tuesday at the Dogwood Hills Golf Course near the village of Waverly, in the southern part of the state.

The man’s son, who also had been diving in the pond, called 911 and said his father went underwater and never resurfaced.

It took dive teams about 20 minutes to find the man’s body in about eight feet of water, about 50 feet from the shore.

Authorities say Hill was an experienced diver.

The drowning remains under investigation.


This story has been corrected to show Charles Hill was 63, not 62.

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