Mom Warns Other About Dangers of Swimming In Quarries After Son Died

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Thousands of quarries exist across the country but some can be disastrous. Jonathan Baksh, 19, jumped into Martin’s Creek quarry in Pennsylvania in 2015, but he never made it back to land after suffering a cramp in the water. His mom was stunned when she found out her son was the second young man to die in quarry that year. Now, as the one year anniversary of her son’s passing arrives next month, she’s on a crusade to tell the world about the dangers of swimming in quarries. #InsideEdition

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  1. avroedits on August 15, 2021 at 7:51 pm

    me whose swim team practices in a “quarry”: 😃🚪🚶‍♂️

  2. A M on August 15, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    💕

  3. forighecti on August 15, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    The bulldozers really only pose a threat to humans in the warmer weather during their mating season where they become much more territorial and aggressive. Otherwise it’s generally safe to swim in their waters.

  4. Andrea Garvin on August 15, 2021 at 7:56 pm

    We’re a life vest. No, seriously

  5. livnthemoment721 on August 15, 2021 at 7:58 pm

    You couldn’t pay me any amount of money to jump into a quarry!

  6. Patrick on August 15, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    So don’t swim if you don’t know how to swim… the quarry didn’t kill your son.

  7. nobody...sauages🎆💜 on August 15, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    RIP💔💔💔

  8. CT-4859 Polski on August 15, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    But how did he die tho

  9. Miss Spaz on August 15, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    Did you know that you can drown in bodies of water?

  10. Let’s Talk on August 15, 2021 at 8:02 pm

    In calm water why wouldn’t he just roll over onto his back and float.

  11. Raymond Delisle on August 15, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    Years ago I went swimming at a quarry with a bunch of friends. We had to park about a mile away. There were lot’s of other cars parked also. So we went for our swim. Then the police showed up at the quarry and told us all to leave but not to rush because they had already towed all the cars. We had to walk for miles.

  12. Leroy Patterson on August 15, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    I’ve seen 80s movies and you can definitely get the clap from quarry skanks

  13. Hi I'm Eggs on August 15, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    So….how he drown tho?

  14. Alvin Sconoho on August 15, 2021 at 8:10 pm

    "that’s a bulldozer!"

  15. spirals 73 on August 15, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    Read the book The Dive From Clausen’s Pier. It’s fiction but it brings light to this. There was a movie as well starring Michelle Trachtenberg.

  16. christina on August 15, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    how tf did a bulldozer get in there

  17. Ben Williams on August 15, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    Inside Edition thinks we’re blind

  18. Ave._xo on August 15, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    I honestly don’t get how you can drown if you’re a good swimmer and it’s not rapid water

  19. TwinShards on August 15, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    If ppls die in them it’s because they didn’t verify it was safe. And unfortunately it’s not gonna change with our current teenager generation.
    It’s not only from jumping, but also the color of the water.
    The color got a great meaning in the purity of the water, for example 0:02 has toxic waste like Petrol and Oil (coming from left over flooded equipment and leaked drilling oil pipelines 1:55) the color of this water is murky blue-white ish but at 2:48 this water is safe to accidentally swallow because it’s clear and you can see much deeper.

  20. Generator on August 15, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    Keeping the room of a loved one who died exactly as it was is not mentally good, it just keeps reminding you of what happened and the pain never goes away

  21. it's your gamer BIG MACK on August 15, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    The water look like it was frozen

  22. O EAO on August 15, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    So how did he die? He couldn’t swim? ID you can’t swim stay out of the water

  23. Neru Ashikabi on August 15, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    what they should do ..is use that water since there’s a drought n than no more water for danger

  24. Farmer_Finn Gaming on August 15, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    What is a quarry

  25. Ryan B on August 15, 2021 at 8:20 pm

    Sooooooooo…why did he drown? He came up and down. What happened?

  26. Mysterious Minecrafter on August 15, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    I don’t dare to jump 5 meters high
    I can never do this

  27. gabbie darling on August 15, 2021 at 8:22 pm

    i feel like it should be a safety hazard to not wear a life vest because what if someone hits the water in the wrong way and gets a concussion and sinks

  28. Sean Thornhill on August 15, 2021 at 8:23 pm

    I’m still confused why this man dying had anything to do with the fact that it was in a quarry. It sounds like he just died because he was not able to swim?

  29. Rederick fonz on August 15, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    You must be careful while swimming, cramping can be deadly.

    I went for a walk in the desert while back, about 5 mile total walk..
    Something I have done weekly..

    1 time, I was only about 25 and I was out on my walk.
    Lucky I decided to walk to my friends house this day about 2.5 mile away.
    I made it to their place hungout for an hour or two and left..
    I got about 1000 feet from their house and I started get a funny feeling in the bottom of my feet.
    Soon the bottom of my feet started hurting ever step.
    I stop and sat on the curb even started getting light head and loss of consciousness.
    I was hardly able to crawl back to my friends..
    I honestly felt pathetic 😪
    But my friends help me up broght me in..
    I was Nearly unconscious on thier floor for about 15 minutes
    Then they gave me a ride back home.
    I honestly wasn’t able to walk adequately for like 2 weeks.
    I remember it feeling like I was walking directly on bone.

    My point
    If I would had made it much further before that pain set I would had been stuck I’m the middle of the desert and not one person would had known where I was.
    Would had made me easy pickings for a coyote or heat stroke.

    Pretty sure my feet just crapped out on me after all the constant walking I was doing.

  30. silent darkness on August 15, 2021 at 8:26 pm

    We had a quarry down by our house where I grew up. We would swim there all the time none of us ever got hurt but we were kind of smart about it. We would always check the waters out for big rocks and anything else that could be thrown into the water we could potentially land on. Also we knew the Quarry really well and it wasn’t that big. There was one spot that was about the size of a Olympic swimming pool that had a 15ft jump and a 25-foot jump Into it. It was about 15 ft deep I would say. We also knew exactly where to jump to land in the deep water

  31. MiniPlayz on August 15, 2021 at 8:26 pm

    2:49 I thought he said something else at first

  32. revvz on August 15, 2021 at 8:26 pm

    In Australia there crocs and sharks in our quarrys

  33. justin omar on August 15, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    Nothing to do with quarries this reporter is dumb af

  34. 伊森Ethan Turnista-Quik on August 15, 2021 at 8:32 pm

    It’s not swimming pool.

  35. Sue Capra on August 15, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    My son always died in a quarry in Amhearst, Ohio in 1988!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. Mark Motter on August 15, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    Be sure and not tell the whole story, as it makes a better story. Like so many of the comments here, he could have drowned in any body of water

  37. Jerry S. on August 15, 2021 at 8:35 pm

    Why was he screaming for help from just swimming across the quarry ?

  38. Danielle Belle on August 15, 2021 at 8:37 pm

    🇬🇾 Flag?

  39. jona cla on August 15, 2021 at 8:38 pm

    I’m sorry, there has always been dangers in quarries. Swimming in them is not going to stop

  40. Paleblood on August 15, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    We have stripper pits outside of town and it’s how I learned to swim to save my life. I still can’t swim to have fun, there is nothing calm and collective about flailing around on the surface of a body of water until I float to land, but if I’m ever in a life or death situation and land is only a few feet away I’m good.

  41. • The Max Outfitters • - OFFICAL on August 15, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    I feel so bad for this woman. They should have life jackets on though. I feel so bad for this woman.

  42. Monkey the Raccoon on August 15, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    Ok it’s called learn to swim and know your surroundings..

  43. far22186 on August 15, 2021 at 8:42 pm

    Seriously. You can cramp up anywhere

  44. QS on August 15, 2021 at 8:42 pm

    Crossing the street is dangerous. Should do an episode on that.

  45. luis valadez on August 15, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    Sounds like you got eaten by a giant grouper

  46. Eva Amrendariz on August 15, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    it is super dangerous and I agree with that but I also think they’re doing the right thing with pool noodles and people down there just in case they’re in trouble

  47. Sly Evo on August 15, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    Moral of the story: learn how to swim. I thought this was going to warn us about some kind of quarry flesh eating parasite or monster…

  48. Joseph Armstrong on August 15, 2021 at 8:45 pm

    Rivers, seas, oceans, lakes. Water is as dangerous anywhere you swim.

  49. Serion X jr on August 15, 2021 at 8:50 pm

    It’s my choice to choose what risks I take…

  50. chipram23 on August 15, 2021 at 8:50 pm

    I got a ticket in 77 swimming in a quarry
    I never paid it f**+ them…

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