Search crews in Milford, Massachusetts have recovered the body of an 18-year-old man that went missing while swimming with friends at Fletcher Quarry on Sunday.
Officials identified the victim as Nentor Dahn, of Providence. His body was recovered at approximately 10:15 a.m. on Monday after divers and search teams had to suspend their efforts on Sunday at about 8 p.m. Officials said Dahn’s body was found at a depth of 60 feet and roughly 10 feet from the wall of the quarry.
Witnesses say Dahn was jumping into the quarry from a 50-foot ledge with friends. But after hitting the water awkwardly on one jump, he never resurfaced.
The Boston Globe reported that a team of 12 divers and 22 additional rescuers responded to the scene on Sunday just before 12:30 p.m., but their search was complicated due to “a lot of debris.’’ The Associated Press reported that some areas were more than 100 feet deep and that searchers were struggling with underwater rocks and at least one submerged vehicle that could “snag their gear.’’
The quarry, which is located off Walden Way in Milford, is privately owned. Police said that they discourage swimming in the quarry but it is nearly impossible to enforce completely.