Swimmer rescued from quarry in Columbus


COLUMBUS — A man was in life-threatening condition after being pulled from a quarry near the Runaway Bay Apartments on Columbus’ Northwest Side late Saturday night, Columbus Fire officials said.

A call was initially placed at 10:50 p.m. to 9-1-1 operators that a 34-year-old man had been missing for about 15 minutes after he decided to go for a swim in the quarry.

The man had taken off his shirt and had his pants on when he decided he wanted to try to swim across the quarry, said Battalion Chief Steve Martin of Columbus Fire.

The Columbus Fire Dive team reported at 11:17 p.m. that they had successfully completed their rescue operation.

The man was in cardiac arrest when he was taken by an Upper Arlington Fire paramedic crew to the Wexner Medical Center at Ohio State University, Martin said.

No further information about the man’s condition or his identity was available Sunday afternoon, Martin said.

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