Teen, 16, dies after diving into water-filled quarry


INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — A teenage boy died after diving into a water-filled quarry at an old mine in Ohio, authorities said.
Independence Fire officials say rescue crews were called at about 5 p.m. to the site of the former Haydite mine after the 16-year-old went underwater and didn’t resurface. Firefighters called the rescue location “very difficult and very steep with slopes upwards of 30 to 40 feet down to the water.
Officials said the teenager’s body was recovered about two hours later. His family was notified, and the Cuyahoga County medical examiner’s office will release his name later, officials said.
Officials said the teen had gone swimming with friends at an area that was gated off and “clearly marked” to warn against trespassing.
“It is a terrible tragedy,” said Independence Chief of Police Michael Kilbane. “But it is totally avoidable. Please, stay away from places like this.
Haydite is an artificially made clay aggregate decorative stone popularly used in landscaping.


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