Eel fisherman falls to death in quarry
St. George — The body of a 51-year-old man was found in a quarry in St. George. Officials said they believe he died from a fall while he was eel fishing.
On Aug. 10, Sgt. Michael Sprague and Deputy Nathaniel Jack of the Knox County Sheriff's Office responded to a missing person call from St. George that came in at 10:48 p.m. Firefighters and emergency medical technicians from the St. George Fire Department assisted in the search.
They found Stanley Carlson, 51, dead in a quarry just before midnight. Carlson was attempting to set eel traps along Long Cove Quarry in St. George and fell approximately 30 to 35 feet to a rock ledge, said Sheriff Donna Dennison.
Carlson's body was taken to a funeral home for an examination by a medical examiner, Dennison said. The sheriff said she does not expect an autopsy, but that would be decided by a medical examiner.
The death appears to be accidental, Dennison said.
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