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Accident Information File


06/23/2003
The victim and his friends were swimming at an old limestone mine in Eckerty, Ind., that had been abandoned since 1992. He jumped from a rock ledge and dove face first into the water. He swam out into the water about 50 yards. Witnesses stated he then called to them for help and then went under. He never resuraced. (Source: MSHA)