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Man's body found after quarry fall

The body of a man who fell into a disused quarry while out with friends has been found during a search by rescue teams.

Alexander Godbold disappeared in the quarry at Bakers Farm Nursery in Kingsley, near Alton, Hampshire, at about 6.15pm yesterday

The 22-year-old from Church Crookham near Fleet, Hants, had been there with friends when he lost his footing and fell in to the 40-metre deep water.

When Mr Godbold did not resurface, emergency services were alerted and a search was carried out by police, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service and the Coastguard.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service Group Manager Brian Rudman said: "We advise everyone to be extra vigilant around areas of water and to know the risks. Quarries are not for swimming - water may look safe but it can be very dangerous. Don't go to areas of water alone or if you do, make sure you tell someone where you are going and when you expect to return, take extra care around the waters edge and learn how to help yourself and others if you find yourself in an emergency situation.

"If you see someone in difficulty, dial 999 and ask for the Police at inland water sites and the Coastguard at the beach."

 

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