June 18, 2018
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St. George man falls to death in quarry while eel fishing

By Stephen Betts, BDN Staff

ST. GEORGE, Maine — A 52-year-old man died Friday night when he apparently fell more than 30 feet in a quarry while eel fishing.

Rescue personnel found Stanley Carlson’s body shortly before midnight on a ledge in the Long Cove Quarry in St. George, according to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. He had been attempting to set eel traps in the waters of the quarry and is believed to have slipped and fell 30 to 35 feet where he struck the ledge, Sheriff Donna Dennison said.

Sgt. Michael Sprague and Deputy Nathaniel Jack, along with firefighters and emergency medical technicians from St. George, responded shortly after 10:30 p.m. to a report of a missing person in St. George, according to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.

Carlson had last been seen at 6:30 p.m. to set the traps, the sheriff said.

Carlson’s body was taken to a funeral home where a medical examiner was going to examine him, she said. The sheriff said she does not expect an autopsy will be done but that will be decided by the medical examiner.

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