Man drowns at Westford quarry on Labor Day

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The person drowned at Merrill’s Quarry. That is the second drowning that is occurred there within the final 5 years.

A person drowned at Merrill’s Quarry in Westford Monday afternoon, in line with the Westford Hearth Division.

Authorities have been alerted of a potential drowning off Winery Street at 4:16 p.m., the fireplace division stated in a press launch. The 911 caller informed them a person jumped off a ledge on the quarry and by no means resurfaced.

Authorities from a number of cities, together with the Lowell Hearth Division dive group and State Police Air Wing, started looking the realm the place the person was final seen, the discharge stated. The dive group discovered the person’s physique at 5:24 p.m. and pulled it from the water.

A Tyngsborough firefighter was taken to Lowell Common Hospital with minor accidents he suffered through the search, the discharge stated.

Westford police are investigating the drowning. No additional data has been launched concerning the man or how he died.

WBZ-TV reported that the sufferer was 18 years outdated. Officers informed reporters they’re asking individuals to steer clear of the quarry, which is on non-public land.

“We have been simply right here final week for a person who jumped in,” Westford Hearth Deputy Chief Mike Denehy stated. “Happily, he was in a position to be rescued and is recovering.”

In 2018, a 17-year-old Lawrence boy drowned within the quarry whereas he was swimming with buddies. On the time, WBZ-TV reported, officers stated the swimming spot grew to become common after being featured within the 2013 Adam Sandler film “Grown Ups 2.”

Indicators across the quarry say “no trespassing,” however individuals typically ignore them, Denehy informed reporters Monday.

“It’s harmful,” Denehy stated. “Visibility is perhaps 4 ft deep. You don’t know what’s down there whenever you bounce in.”