Man plunges to his death at southern Ind. park

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ST PAUL, Ind. (WANE) A man died after jumping 30 feet into the water in a quarry at White Rock Park in St. Paul, Indiana.

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating the death of Ryan L. Hester of Cincinnati, Ohio. Divers recovered his body around 6 pm Thursday.

The Rock Quarry has a high platform where people are supposed to jump one at a time into an area specifically sectioned off for safe jumping.

Witnesses told police Hester and a friend jumped from the platform at the same time. They also said Hester landed awkwardly on a rope. That may be a factor in his death, according to the Department of Natural Resources.

The incident is still under investigation and an autopsy scheduled for Friday.



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