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Drowning at Quarry Park and Nature Preserve

Authorities in Stearns County are investigating after they received a 911 call about a possible drowning at Quarry 11 inside Quarry Park and Nature Preserve in Waite Park Tuesday afternoon.

When emergency personnel arrived, witnesses said that a 17-year-old male had jumped off a ten-foot-high cliff, into the water and never resurfaced. Witnesses attempted to dive into the water but were not able to locate him.

Members of the Stearns/Benton Dive Team, along with the Waite Park and Saint Cloud Fire Departments, deployed boats and started searching the quarry.

At about 8:45 PM the victim was located in 31 feet of water.