Swimming in Pa. quarry kills 19-year-...

Swimming in Pa. quarry kills 19-year-old man

There are 26 comments on the PhillyBurbs.com story from May 25, 2009, titled Swimming in Pa. quarry kills 19-year-old man. In it, PhillyBurbs.com reports that:

In Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley, divers have recovered the body of a young man who jumped into a quarry while swimming with friends.

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Lori

Philadelphia, PA

#1 May 26, 2009
Sad, but, people are so stupid. They know the many fatalities in that place, and still go. That's how much they love themselves or their loves ones? Now a mother lost a son, siblings are suffering, all because of ignorance. There are plenty of signs: NO SWIMMING.

I hope the borough do something about this. I hope they keep an eye on the area, and who ever is caugh there, should be arrested and pay a high fine.
bryan

Allentown, PA

#2 May 26, 2009
I swim here . all the time. And there is not 1 sign . Ive personalyl even met the owner of the land.

stupid idiot couldnt swim apparinatly.. The water is deep its a quarry..
Dan

Philadelphia, PA

#3 May 28, 2009
Well, I guess you're another one of those idiots, and blind. I participated in the search and, yes, signs were still there. They put those signs after a man drowned back in 2005. Also, there is a law signed by the Department of Enviromental Protection called: Stay Out/Stay Alive. We are in the process of meeting with the Borough, Rescue Crew, and differents State Representatives to see how we can push this law to a high fine offense. I hope this works and we keep ignorants out and alive.
Mr Lebowski

United States

#4 May 28, 2009
I swam there as a kid from 12 years old to 18 years old. Never had a problem. People who go up there to drink and/or do drugs are usually the ones that get thereselves in trouble. I dont think fences are going to keep anybody out. People just have to be smart about what you're doing. Its not Wild Water Kingdom. Its very dangerous and risky but so is sky diving and extreme mountain biking and all that stuff. PA should of made the people who created these bodies of water fill them in. If the land owners really wanna keep people out they should fill them in, atleast where the cliffs are.
Moe

AOL

#5 May 30, 2009
Why must the land owners be liable for filling them in? You would think a 19 year old would know better. Bottom line is it was criminal trespass and he paid the price.
Mr Lebowski wrote:
I swam there as a kid from 12 years old to 18 years old. Never had a problem. People who go up there to drink and/or do drugs are usually the ones that get thereselves in trouble. I dont think fences are going to keep anybody out. People just have to be smart about what you're doing. Its not Wild Water Kingdom. Its very dangerous and risky but so is sky diving and extreme mountain biking and all that stuff. PA should of made the people who created these bodies of water fill them in. If the land owners really wanna keep people out they should fill them in, atleast where the cliffs are.
Mr Lebowski

United States

#6 Jun 1, 2009
I never said they were liable, I'm saying if they really want people to stop trespassing they are going to have to destroy the cliffs the people jump off. Otherwise its a waste of time, there is 1000 ways to get up there. A fence and signs isn't going to work to keep people from killing themselves.
yah yah

Redmond, WA

#7 Jun 7, 2009
You don't know what your talking about.first of all.stupid.he didn't jump. he got push.for your information.an be4 you call him an iidiot.you need to realize theirs a mother that lost her child/a person that lost a life.an she don't need to be reading the bullshit.you wrote.with your stupid ass.
Johnathon

Fair Lawn, NJ

#8 Jun 7, 2009
i am the mother of the child that die that day 1. he told everyone he was with he did not know how to swim and he was not getting in the water.2,he was pushed in the water and then they try to save him. he was loved by many and will be missed
Crm

Allentown, PA

#9 Jun 7, 2009
Moe wrote:
Why must the land owners be liable for filling them in? You would think a 19 year old would know better. Bottom line is it was criminal trespass and he paid the price.<quoted text>
first off, he was my boyfriend. and he could not swim. he doesn't even like going into the woods.
he knew better, but i belive when he got there he didn't even want to get in the water. he hated water. so, it's his fault this happened? even though maybe kids were tempting him. what happens in our life is in our hands, but when we die it's not in our hands anymore. you can voice your opinion, but why do people always have to throw in that extra crap?
Johnathon

Fair Lawn, NJ

#10 Jun 7, 2009
his sister is lost with out him she wrote a poem and it said more then a brother the simple word brother cant truly define.the best friend i found in mine. the voice that spoke up when i felt humble and small. the hands that pick me up when i would stumble and fall,the shoulders that i cried on, my hero and protection. My source of encouragement,my compass and direction.Too special to be in a category with others, when people ask who you were,I,ll say more then a brother
Johnathon

Fair Lawn, NJ

#11 Jun 7, 2009
no one wants say anything now

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#12 Jun 9, 2009
Johnathon wrote:
i am the mother of the child that die that day 1. he told everyone he was with he did not know how to swim and he was not getting in the water.2,he was pushed in the water and then they try to save him. he was loved by many and will be missed
I'm sorry this has happened to your family. My family has also experienced tragedy. Death is truly are enemy! One scriptures that has helped me recover from the pain experienced when someone you love dies is Psalm 34:18:"Jehovah is near to those that are broken at heart; And those who are crushed in spirit he saves." I hope this scripture will help you. Revelation 21:4 promises a time when "he [God] will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and DEATH will be no more, neither will morning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The Former things have passed away."
Good News

Fort Benning, GA

#13 Jun 9, 2009
You are so right Happy Pioneer. This is a terrible tragedy and one day soon no one will ever have to experience the loss of someone they love. Jesus Christ will conquer our enemy death forever- 1Corinthians 15:26. My condolence to the family.

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sam

Sunnyvale, CA

#15 Sep 8, 2009
i was just there yesterday and honestly i feel bad about the boy that died but i have jumped off that cliff Many of times and so have my friends and we are fine. Its reactional fun . You could die do anything and everything . Does that mean we should restrict it all . I dont think so. Swim at your own risk and let everyone else be .
WTF

Lehighton, PA

#16 Sep 13, 2009
Swam there all the time when I was younger!
You gotta know where not to go.
Sad though.

Since: Feb 09

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#17 Sep 16, 2009
Good News wrote:
You are so right Happy Pioneer. This is a terrible tragedy and one day soon no one will ever have to experience the loss of someone they love. Jesus Christ will conquer our enemy death forever- 1Corinthians 15:26. My condolence to the family.
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How do you think God will Conquer our enemey death forever?
tommy devitt

Stroudsburg, PA

#18 May 17, 2010
went there this Saturday and jumped it!!
Did It Too

Kingston, PA

#19 May 27, 2010
Just gotta know where and where not to go..
CHR29368

United States

#20 May 28, 2010
Swimming is dangerous. Does this mean we should ban swimming? No. People need to be safe and know their limits. I love swimming in quarries, cliff diving, and snorkeling but I always spot check the water to make sure it is clear.
Ken

Denver, CO

#21 Jun 17, 2010
Quarries are actually rather safe if you use them right. People get drunk and jump at night and do stupid shit, and it kills them. Its the same as cars; you drink and drive and you get killed. But should they then make driving cars illegal? NO, I'm pissed that stupid people like this go and get killed so now I can't go there anymore. Its dumb. Just because someone dies doesn't mean it applies to everyone. I hate how when anything goes wrong people jump all over it to make it illegal for others, its B.S. If you don't want to swim there, don't. If I do want to swim there, I should be allowed.

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