18-Year-Old High School Student Dies in 30-Foot-Deep Swimming Hole
An 18-year-old high school student died while swimming in a rock quarry, authorities said.
An 18-year-old high school student has died in a Florida rock quarry, where swimming was prohibited because of its deep waters and tangled weeds, authorities said.
Zachary Newton, a varsity football player, was among 11 teens who scaled a fence at the Hardrock Cycle Park in Ocala to swim in the 30-foot-deep lagoon.
When the 200-pound, 5 -foot-10-inch teen failed to surface, someone in the group called 911, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.
Firefighters were unable to locate Newton and the search transitioned into a recovery operation that was turned over to the sheriff’s department and its dive team.
Newton’s body was discovered Saturday afternoon. He would have been a senior in the upcoming school year.
A cause of death has not been released.
Glenn Knox, the motocross park’s owner, does not allow swimming in the quarry because it’s too dangerous, he told The Associated Press.
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