by Don JovichReporterNelson -- Despite rescue attempts, a 21-year-old man drowned June 16 at Nelson Ledges Quarry Park.The body of Daniel King of Brunswick was pulled from the water at 3:14 p.m. Tom Decker, chief investigator with the Portage County coroner's office, said an autopsy was to be conducted June 18 to determine the cause of death.County Sheriff Duane Kaley said King was at the park with friends when he entered the water alone. Al-though there was a lifeguard on duty, her attempts to save King were unsuccessful."She saw him struggling and by the time she got out there, she attempted to dive down to retrieve the victim several times," Kaley said.Portage County Water Rescue Team commander Dave Moore said his team received the call through the Kent Fire Department from the Garrettsville-Nelson-Freedom Joint Fire District.Members of the water rescue team include the Aurora, Kent, Mantua-Shalerville, Suffield, Streetsboro and Ravenna Township fire de-partments and the Portage County sheriff's office.Community Ambulance Inc. of Garrettsville also responded to the scene to assist emergency workers.Nelson-Kennedy Ledges State Park is on Route 282. According to park officials, the average water depth of the quarry is 30 feet, with bottom trenches that run 60 to 70 feet deep or more.Editor's note: Jovich is a reporter for the Record-Courier.E-mail: djovich@recordpub.comTelephone: 330-296-9657