WAITE PARK, Minn. — Deputies said an 18-year-old died after jumping into a quarry Saturday evening.
According to the Stearns County Sheriff's Office, water patrol staff at Quarry Park were patrolling near the park's Quarry Two at about 8:07 p.m. when they were told that someone had jumped in and never resurfaced.
Deputies responding to the quarry were told that 18-year-old Zakariya Aden Odowa of St. Cloud had jumped off of the end of a floating dock and had not resurfaced.
The sheriff's office said the Waite Park Fire Department, an ambulance and the Stearns/Benton County Dive Team were dispatched to the area. While waiting for the dive team, deputies and fire crews used boats to try to recover Odowa, but they were unsuccessful.
A diver found Odowa in about 25 foot deep water. He was taken to shore and transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.