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Man drowns in rock quarry

Posted May 16, 2010
Updated May 17, 2010

— Authorities said an 18-year-old man drowned Sunday in a flooded rock quarry at 6343 Rock Quarry Road in Elm City.

Randall Scott Flood, of Battleboro, was using a rope to swing from a tree limb overhanging the edge of the quarry and fell and struck his head on the ledge at about 3:15 p.m., authorities said. He fell into the water and never resurfaced.

Someone with him called 911 for help, and recovery teams located Flood in about 25 feet of water at about 5:45 p.m.


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  • leeflood May 20, 2010

    the rest of my previous comment was cut off but thanks to the people who have left kind comments and memories of my cousin. Your thought and prayers mean a lot to the family

  • leeflood May 20, 2010

    Well against my better judgement im going to reply to the people who have so rudely and arragently stated that "He should not have been there" And that "Tresspassing is against the law, thats why theres a gate and a fence" Think back to when you were 18 years old, its summer time, you and your friends are looking to have fun and go swimming. If you were in the country you most likely dont have a pool so you go to the river or the rock quarry to swim. Furthermore what 18 year old sees a fence? I know i didnt. How self righteous are you to sit behind your keyboard and say "Its his own fault" How about think of his family members who are reading this...such as myself. The typed word has no emotion or expression really maybe you didnt mean anything by it but the way it came off is "Serves him right" I read your comments monday night and was outraged and wanted to reply then. If not for my wife i would have and this wouldnt be near as nice. If you live in the area, most likely you have been

  • shwasteddy May 20, 2010

    Hi there. I just wanted to say something about the people saying he should not have been there. We have all done things that we shouldn't have and it's really easy to condemn people when you are an anonymous name on the internet but how would you feel saying that in person face to face with the family? Bet you wouldn't feel so big and so eager to talk like that then now would you? Nobody is placing blame on anybody, whether there are gates up or not is irrelevant. Maybe you should think about your words before you go spilling them out all over some page and think about if it was one of your family members this happened to. . .

  • patrickbncstate May 19, 2010

    hey of everyone leaving comments who has not done 1 thing wrong? everyone messes up and scott just enjoyed a good time so i mean ya he wont suspose to be there but ive been places im not suspose to be b4

  • lisa4 May 18, 2010

    My prayers go out to Scott's family. I did not know him, but this is such a tragedy. Those of you commenting on "he should not have been there" I suppose you have never been where you were not supposed to be or never done anything you were not supposed to do. And if you have children - good luck on watching them 24-7. May God Bless Scott's family, friends & loved ones.

  • AARRGGH May 18, 2010

    Went by there yesterday and the same gate that has been up for 20 years is still up. Trespassing is trespassing and the state, county or whoever should not have to worry about people breaking the law. It is privately owned, not owned by the state and everyone who goes there is trespassing. No one should have to pay for someone's wrong decision. Maybe others will learn from this horrible tragedy and stay away from places they shouldn't be!!

  • redneckdk May 17, 2010

    but i live 5 min from there and they cant keep me out i no like 20 diff ways to get in

  • redneckdk May 17, 2010

    well if the darn state would have made it to where the kids couldnt get in then it wouldnt have happened and they cant keep us kids out that is for sure

  • patriceegirl May 17, 2010

    R.I.P. Randall Scott Flood. We love you, and we will miss you. ♥

  • patriceegirl May 17, 2010

    Scott was a great guy, and I don't really care if you think that he shouldn't have been there. You have no idea how hurt the people who knew him are. You don't have the right to say that it's his fault. He was just a kid having fun. I am very sorry for this loss, because Scott was a great person. He is loved, and will be missed by many. Rest in peace with God Scott. ♥