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Teenager dies after being pulled from Gloucester quarry

An 18-year-old man died after he was pulled from a Gloucester quarry where he was swimming with friends on Wednesday, officials said.

The Gloucester police and fire departments responded to a 911 call reporting a missing swimmer in a quarry in the Lanesville section of Gloucester about 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, police Chief Edward Conley and Fire Chief Eric Smith said in a shared statement.

State Police said the victim had jumped into the water from a high rock with a friend. The friend returned to the surface, but the victim did not, State Police said.

First responders reached the quarry six minutes after the 911 call and began their search, followed by dive teams from the State Police and Beverly Fire Department, while a State Police helicopter searched from above, the statement said.


Divers found the teenager in the water at 2:49 p.m. and rescuers immediately began performing CPR, the statement said. He was then placed in an ambulance and taken to Addison Gilbert Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, officials said.

The teenager’s death is under investigation by Gloucester police and State police detectives assigned to the Essex district attorney’s office, and foul play is not suspected at this time, officials said.

“Mayor Greg Verga, Chief Conley, and Chief Smith wish to extend their condolences to the family and friends of the deceased,” the statement said.

The teenager’s name was not released.

This is a breaking news story that will be updated as more information becomes available.

Nick Stoico can be reached at nick.stoico@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @NickStoico.