- Associated Press - Thursday, July 24, 2014

MITFORD, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say a 26-year-old woman has drowned in a Fairfield County quarry after she hit a tree while jumping into the water.

Fairfield County Coroner Barkley Ramsey said divers found Brooke Huffstetler’s body about two hours after she went under at the private quarry off state Highway 901 in the northern part of the county.

Investigators say Huffstetler jumped into the quarry and hit the tree before, but seemed fine. Authorities say someone taping the jump said they didn’t get it on video, so Huffstetler jumped again, this time disappearing under the water.

The owner of the quarry told investigators he didn’t know Huffstetler or the others were on his property.

Sheriff’s deputies classified the Great Falls woman’s death as an accidental drowning


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