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15 Year Old Drowns at Paul's Quarry

Date
02/06/2013
What Happened
Abandoned
What Caused
Adverse environmental conditions
Casualty type/Qty
Casualty
Gender
Male
Causal Factors
Adverse current
Injury Details
N/A
Outcome
Accident suspected
Alcohol/Drugs
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Description of Incident
Fifteen-year-old Kevin O’Hare drowned after getting into difficulties at Paul’s Quarry on the outskirts of Annalong.

Colin Polland, who was on holiday from England, jumped into the water at the isolated quarry in an attempt to rescue the teenager but also drowned.

Now DoE Minister, Alex Attwood, has launched a new scheme entitled ‘Stay Out! Stay Safe!’, aimed at discouraging people from swimming in dangerous waters.
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