CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The results of an autopsy confirmed that a Chambersburg man whose body was pulled from an abandoned Franklin County limestone quarry Tuesday afternoon died from accidental drowning, Pennsylvania State Police said Wednesday.
Circumstances surrounding the death of Esvin Gramago, 19, were still vague, police said.
"Nobody knows what happened," said Trooper Gary Carter, who investigated the incident. "He just went under."
Gramago was swimming with six friends in the quarry when he drowned. His body was found by divers about 20 feet from shore in about 11 feet of water less than an hour later, police said.
"Apparently he told them he could swim," Franklin County Chief Deputy Coroner Jeffrey Conner said of Gramago Tuesday night. Conner said Gramago's companions swam across the quarry "and when they started back, they saw him go down."
The depth of the water does not exceed 25 feet anywhere in the quarry, according to a fire department spokesman at the scene.