- Associated Press - Monday, June 15, 2015

MARTINS CREEK, Pa. (AP) - A man is dead after rescue crews pulled him from a quarry in eastern Pennsylvania.

Authorities say a 22-year-old man was swimming in a Lower Mount Bethel Township quarry Sunday afternoon when he went under water. Crews were called at around 3 p.m. and rescue divers found the man about an hour later.

First responders pulled the victim into a boat and immediately began CPR. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities haven’t identified the man.

Fire Chief Jeff Larrison Sr. says the man was with a group and was seen jumping off a ledge into the quarry. He says the victim was found about 20 feet below the surface.

Larrison says the area is off-limits to swimmers.


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