Carolina University student dies in quarry drowning

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Rescue crews have recovered the body of a person who is believed to have drowned. (Photo: WTBV)

WINSTON-SALEM, NC (AP) — A soccer player and student at Carolina University in Winston-Salem has drowned in a quarry.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported Wednesday that Emmanuel Korwor Konneh drowned at Balfour Quarry in Salisbury.

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He and three friends had gone to the area to swim Konneh had moved with his family to the Concord area from Liberia over two years ago.

He was a freshman soccer player at Carolina University.

The school was formerly known as Piedmont International University.

Konneh was a freshman in the Patterson School of Business.

He was pursuing a management degree.