WESTFORD, Mass. (WWLP) – A teenager has died after attempting to swim across a quarry in Westford.
According to Massachusetts State Police, 18-year-old Chester D. Rodriguez of Methuen jumped into the quarry around 5:00 p.m. on Monday and did not resurface. Divers from Lowell found his body in about 40 feet of water just before 5:30 p.m.
MAP: Merrill’s Quarry in Westford
An investigation into the death is ongoing. Back in 2018, a 16-year-old also drowned after jumping into the same quarry.
The Police said they have struggled to prevent people from sneaking onto the property after it was featured in the 2013 Adam Sandler movie “Grown Ups 2.” Several signs indicating “private property” and “no trespassing” are posted at the quarry.
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