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Stay Out! Stay Alive!
Stay Out! Stay Alive!
Near Misses
Incidents that could have resulted in a fatality, but did not.

The Marion City Fire Department rescued a 12 year-old boy who was critically injured when he slipped off his bike and fell off a cliff at the former Evans Quarry. The boy suffered a fractured skill and collapsed lung, in addition to other injuries

The city received a 9-1-1 call about 12:45 p.m. saying that a boy was injured at the quarry, location of the city's Quarry Park. Firefighters reached the boy by boat at 2 p.m. They also helped one boy who had tried to climb down the cliff to help him and another who found another way down and swam to him.

A witness who was fishing with her family, saw him go over the cliff.'Once he hit the water he was right back up,' she said.'He must have hit something.'

Fishing is allowed at the park but swimming is not, a rule that is often broken by people jumping off of the cliffs into the lake.

Source: The News-Item in Shamokin, PA