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Authorities say married couple fell down quarry in Winnebago County

Posted at 6:34 PM, Aug 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-19 19:34:16-04

A married couple from Oshkosh fell down a quarry Monday afternoon, according to the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office. The woman died at the scene and the man was flown to an area hospital.

According to a news release, were dispatched at around 3 p.m. to a medical/rescue call in the 8000 block of County Road D in the Town of Poygan. The Sheriff's Office said the couple had walked away from a nearby business and ended up on the top ridge of an adjacent quarry.

They were later found by a friend at the bottom of the quarry, a roughly 40-50 foot drop.

The Sheriff's Office is still investigating what happened, but investigators believe the couple was unfamiliar with the terrain in the area.

The man and woman were both 31 years old.