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Near Misses
Incidents that could have resulted in a fatality, but did not.


06/09/2007

A couple escaped serious injury after the car they were in fell over the edge of an abandoned stone quarry and crashed into the rocks below.

The driver of the vehicle, a 20-year-old Randolph man and his passenger, a 21-year-old rural Fond du Lac woman received minor injuries in the mishap that occurred in an abandoned stone quarry.

'They were extremely lucky that this was the smallest cliff,' said Waupun Police Chief Dale Heeringa. 'some of these cliffs around the quarry are 30- to 50-feet up in the air and the quarries below are filled with water of varying depths.'

Heeringa believes the driver entered the quarry area through an unlocked gate. The quarries' known as the old Howard's Quarry' have been the site of numerous drownings over the years.

'Every year we have problems in the summertime. People don' realize the danger lying below the surface of the water with submerged rocks and cables just to name a few,' Heeringa said.'The couple in the car was lucky. It could have been a lot worse.'

(Source: Fon Du Lac Reporter)