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Stay Out Stay Alive Fatal Accident Summaries
for 2007



June 19, 2007

Two teens drowned after jumping from bluffs at a Missouri quarry.

A Monett teen drowned after a jump from a bluff above an Ozarks waterway, the second young man reported to have drowned on Saturday after such a plunge.

The victim was swimming with friends at Big Tebo on Truman Lake near Clinton when he climbed up on the bluff above Old Rock Quarry and dove into the water. The bluff is 30-40 above the water, the report said.

According to his friends, the teen surfaced after the jump and yelled for help.

His friends swam out and brought him back to land, but he was in'full cardiac arrest. The friends conducted cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, but were not successful.

In a separate incident Saturday afternoon, a 16-year-old boy died after he jumped from a bluff.

According to witnesses, he jumped from the 30-foot bluff and landed on his stomach and side. He resurfaced a short time later and then went back under.

The boy's body was recovered 30 minutes later and was taken to Baxter Regional Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.

(Source: News-Leader (Springfield, MO)