Family, friends and colleagues of Wes Skiles, an internationally known underwater photographer and scuba diver, braved rain conditions as they gathered in Peacock Springs State Park just north of Mayo this morning. They turned out to honor the man who died this past summer, doing what he loved, scuba diving. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Trent Kelly reports, by naming the state park in his honor, state officials hope to bring attention to the need for protecting the state’s natural springs.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Skiles Depth Mixdown.mp3]
The Lake City community is working to help a family of eight that lost their home in a fire last week. Donations so far include mattresses, shoes, toothbrushes and sports equipment for the kids, and a GoFundMe has been set up to raise money toward a down payment on a new house.