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Man drowns in rock quarry

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

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ELM CITY, N.C. — 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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