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Man faces charges after being rescued from quarry

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

A 31-year-old Camp Hill man who was rescued from a quarry now faces multiple charges including theft and trespassing.

On Saturday night around 11 p.m., patrol officers were dispatched to Brenner Motors on Paxton Street on reports that a man had fallen into a quarry.

The officers spoke to a Harrisburg man with information about the incident. He said that he had been looking for a male companion and picked up 31-year-old Sean Walton of Camp Hill near South 17th and Derry Streets.

The Harrisburg man drove Walton to a street near Paxton with the intention of finding a residence. Walton became upset, and they argued.

During the argument Walton grabbed the Harrisburg man's car keys and ran off. This led to a pursuit, during which the Harrisburg man shouted for someone to call the police.

Walton ran into traffic on Paxton Street towards a lot at Brenner Motors. He then climbed over a fence and fell into the quarry on the other side. Walton clung to a tree to keep from going into the water.

Fire and River Rescue personnel responded and had to cut through the fence to get to Walton.

An emergency medical unit took Walton to the Hershey Medical Center ER. Having not suffered any significant injury, he left a short time later.

Walton now faces several charges including theft, trespassing and disorderly conduct.

This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information may contact police at 717-255-3114.

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