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Authorities say married couple fell down quarry in Winnebago County

Posted: 5:04 PM, Aug 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-20 15:01:31-04

WINNEBAGO COUNTY — A married couple from Oshkosh fell down a quarry Monday afternoon, according to the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office.

31-year-old Alissa A. Bartels of Oshkosh died at the scene while her husband, 31-year-old Lucas S. Bartels of Oshkosh was flown to ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah. He was listed in good condition Tuesday afternoon, according to a ThedaCare spokesperson.

The Winnebago County Sheriff's Office said emergency crews were dispatched at around 3 p.m. Monday to a medical/rescue call in the 8000 block of County Road D in the town of Poygan. The Sheriff's Office said the couple had walked away from a nearby business and ended up on the top ridge of an adjacent quarry.

They were later found by a friend at the bottom of the quarry, a roughly 40 to 50 foot drop.

The Sheriff's Office is still investigating what happened, but investigators believe the couple was unfamiliar with the terrain in the area.