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Published: Friday, 7/24/2009

Elderly man s body found in Hancock County quarry


FINDLAY The body of an 85-year-old man was recovered Friday from a private quarry in Hancock County.

Donald Elsea, who owns the property on County Road 37, was located and recovered by divers about 11 a.m., according to the Hancock County Sheriff s Office.

A possible drowning was reported about 5:45 p.m. Thursday and authorities searched the quarry at the property on County Road 37 between State Rt. 698 and County Road 9 in the evening without success.

The search was stopped because of weather conditions and visibility.

The search resumed Friday morning at 9, and his body was located two hours later.

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