Coroner identifies Morgan County drowning victim

Published: Oct. 8, 2021 at 2:32 PM CDT
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MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WAFF) - Deputies in Morgan County responded to reports of a drowning on Friday afternoon.

According to the MCSO, emergency crews are responding to a possible drowning at the Gum Pond Rock Quarry on Gum Pond Road near Hulaco.

31-year-old Matthew Asherbranner was recovered from the quarry, according to the Morgan County coroner. WAFF 48 is told Asherbranner was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities say he was there working on a piece of construction equipment and somehow the equipment slipped off an embankment into the rock quarry.

MSCO deputies along with the Morgan County Rescue Squad and multiple volunteer fire departments are at the scene of this incident.

Gum Pond Rock Quarry
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