WAITE PARK (WJON News) -- The drowning victim at Quarry Park and Nature Preserve has been identified. The Midwest Medical Examiner's Office says 17-year-old Emmanuel Seward Jr. of Brooklyn Park died of accidental drowning.

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On Tuesday afternoon the Streans County Sheriff's Office received a call about a possible drowning at Quarry 11.  Witnesses at the scene told deputies a 17-year-old boy had jumped off a 10-foot high cliff into the water and never resurfaced. Witnesses entered the water to try to rescue Seward but were not able to find him.

Members of the Stearns/Benton Dive Team, along with Waite Park and St. Cloud Fire Departments deployed boats and started searching the quarry.  Authorities found Seward at around 8:45 p.m. in about 31 feet of water.


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