Western Kentucky University Police say a man was seen going over the fence at the entrance of Lost River Cave around 6:30 p.m. Monday.
Police, Fire, and Emergency Management officials all converged on the scene of the submerged victim where they set up a rope system and lowered a firefighter down. They were able to reach the victim and pull him out.
The man retrieved from the water has been identified as 30-year-old Danny L. Vaughn Jr. of Bowling Green.
The body was sent to Louisville for an autopsy Tuesday.