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05-20-2004
Police found the body of a 17-year-old boy in about 45 feet of water in an abandoned Catoosa County rock quarry. A cliff-diving friend had jumped from a 50-foot rock face and accidentally landed on top of the victim. "The ledge kind of protrudes," Catoosa County Fire Chief Chuck Gass said, "and if you're standing out on it you can't see where you're jumping." About 40 teens were present at the quarry as part of an end-of-school tradition, Catoosa County Sheriff Phil Summers said. (Source: AccessNorthGa.com)