GLOUCESTER, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — An 18-year-old male has died after he was recovered from the water of a Gloucester quarry where he swam with friends Wednesday, officials said.
Emergency crews were called to the quarry known as Vernon's Pit at around 1:15 p.m. after the victim jumped off a high cliff into the water and did not resurface.
At approximately 2:50 p.m., divers from the Massachusetts State Police Underwater Recovery Unit pulled the unresponsive victim from the water and rushed him to Addison Gilbert Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
The victim has not been identified.
Gloucester Assistant Fire Chief Robert Rivas said the quarry is a popular swimming site, despite signs warning against swimming and trespassing on the property.
Gloucester Police and State Police detectives assigned to the Essex District Attorney’s Office are investigating the death.