ELYRIA — A Westlake man who was rescued from the old Republic Steel quarry in Elyria and three of his friends who had gone swimming with him Tuesday have each been fined $100.
Amir Elkhatib, 21; Adam Abukhater, 21, of Rocky River; and Mohammed Sulieman, 21,and Mahmoud Sulieman, 20, both of North Olmsted, were all fined after pleading no contest to criminal trespass charges in Elyria Municipal Court on Wednesday.
Court records also showed that the men were ordered to “have no further contact with the Elyria Quarry.”
A teen who also was at the quarry called 911 after Elkhatib got into trouble while swimming.
Isaac Jones, a 13-year-old Northwood Junior High School student who also was at the quarry, said he got in the water to help get Elkhatib to shore after the man began to have trouble staying above the water.
Elyria firefighters rappelled down to a ledge in the quarry to help Elkhatib, who was later taken to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, where he was treated and released.
Firefighters said Elkhatib appeared exhausted and possibly dehydrated while he was being treated.
The quarry, which sits between Riverside Drive and West River Road South, is surrounded by a fence and closed to the public, although it has long been a magnet for teenagers and others looking for a place to swim.
Contact Brad Dicken at 329-7147 or email@example.com.