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June 10, 2014

Authorities identify drowning victim

NEW CASTLE — A Youngstown man drowned yesterday in a Hillsville area quarry known locally as “The Bahamas.”

The body of Aaron Mahdee, 20, was recovered about 8 p.m. He was found in about 32 feet of water by divers from the New Castle and Lawrence County diving teams.

Local diver David Rishel said Mahdee and two friends were swimming in the private quarry off Eric Drive.

More information will be provided in tomorrow’s edition of the New Castle News.

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