One dead after drowning at Gum Pond Rock Quarry

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MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – One person is dead after a drowning in Morgan County this afternoon.

Morgan County Coroner Jeff Chunn said Matthew Asherbranner, 31, from the Hartselle area drowned after the piece of construction equipment he was operating hit loose dirt and rolled down an embankment into the water.

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office officials said deputies responded were called to possible drowning at the quarry on Gum Pond Road near Hulaco.

The Morgan County Rescue Squad and other volunteer fire departments also responded.

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