Father, son drown testing out scuba gear on Christmas

Darrin Spivey and his son Dillon Sanchez. (Fox 13 video screengrab)

Darrin Spivey and his son Dillon Sanchez. (Fox 13 video screengrab)

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, Last Updated: 11:59 AM ET

A father and son in Florida drowned on Christmas while testing out new scuba gear they received that morning, foxnews.com reported.

Darrin Spivey and his 15-year-old son Dillon Sanchez went to a popular cave diving location, the Eagles Nest Sink, located in Weeki Wachee on Florida's west coast.

A hunter saw the duo around 11 a.m. preparing for their dive. When the hunter passed by again at about 6 p.m., he noticed their car was still there.

Spivey's fiancee alerted the authorities when the two failed to return home and took a dive when she saw their car by the diving location.

"She wasn't able to find them," Denise Moloney, a Hillsborough Country Sheriff's Office spokeswoman said. "We sent divers down Christmas night, and they found Mr. Sanchez at about 67 feet and Mr. Spivey at 127 feet."

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