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Stay Out Stay Alive Fatal Accident Summaries
for 2010

April 19, 2010
Teen Drowns in Quarry

Divers with the High Ridge Fire District's rescue team recovered the body of a 17-year-old Jefferson County boy from a deep quarry pond Sunday night.

The victim and some friends were swimming at the quarry on Sunday. He climbed onto a ridge while his friends went around the other side to swim, the patrol said.

He apparently slipped from the ridge and fell in. About 5 p.m. Sunday, when his friends got to the other side and saw his shoes floating, they called 911.

The quarry pond is about 25 feet deep in the area where the body was found. His body was recovered about 9 p.m. Sunday.

Source: St. Louis Today