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Accident Information File


07/20/2003
A college student drowned in a private Phelps County, Mo., quarry after jumping into the water from a 70-foot cliff. The 21-year-old victim disappeared in the water while trying to swim toward two friends who were waiting at the water's edge, according to authorities. Divers from the Rolla Rural Fire Department recovered the body after about an hour's search. (Source: Associated Press)