UPDATE: Man drowns in Leon County, now identified

Dominique Hollis
Posted at 6:10 PM, May 24, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-24 15:28:10-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)--Funeral services for a Leon County man who drowned in a sinkhole are set.

Deputies say 24-year old Dominique Hollis jumped into the sinkhole that's next to the Tallahassee Korean Baptist Church on Crawfordville Road. Family members say he could not swim. His friends tried to save him but couldn't.

His funeral is at 11 a.m. Saturday at Life Deliverance Ministries.

May 20, 2013 6:10 p.m.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)-- The body of the man who drowned in a sinkhole Sunday afternoon has now been identified by family members as 24-year-old Dominique Hollis. 

Hollis and friends were swimming in a sinkhole near the Korean Baptist Church on Crawfordville Road. We're told Hollis jumped into the water from a ledge. Deputies say his friends tried to save him but couldn't. 

Allen Beard, an experienced cave diver was among those who helped recover Hollis body Monday morning. Beard says Hollis' body was found 30 feet below the surface in what is called a cavern zone.

As for Hollis' family, they say they are still saddened and shocked about what happened.


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)--A man is dead after drowning in Leon County.

Deputies with the Leon County Sheriff's Office say a group of friends were swimming this evening in a sinkhole near Crawfordville Highway when one of them jumped in and began to struggle.

Several people tried to help him but were unsuccessful.

Due to a network of underwater caves connected to the sinkhole, tactical dive team members with the sheriff's office asked expert cave divers to help recover the body.

The man's name hasn't been released. We will continue to follow this story and bring you updates.