Victim of deadly fall at Suffield Quarry identified as western Massachusetts man


SUFFIELD, Conn. (WWLP) – The victim of the deadly fall at the Suffield Quarry has been identified as a western Massachusetts resident.

Suffield Police Captain Christopher McKee identified the victim as 22-year-old Myles Simons, of Southwick.

McKee said police received a 911 call Monday evening reporting that a person had fallen off a rock formation in the Suffield Quarry near Phelps Road. Simons was determined to be dead when emergency crews got there.

Suffield police and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner are continuing to investigate Simons’ death.

“Police anticipate that continued investigative efforts, including close examination of the days prior to Simons’ death, will provide information as to what occurred leading to this fatal fall,” McKee said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Suffield police at 860-668-3870.

McKee told 22News numerous emergency rescues have been conducted at the quarry in the past. He described the mountain as being a half-mile hike from the road and covered with trees and sharp ridged rock.

The last death reported at the quarry was also a western Massachusetts resident. McKee told 22News an 18-year-old Agawam man died there after falling from a 200 foot high cliff in the quarry in 2001.

Suffield police are warning everyone to stay off the Suffield Quarry property.

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