For the people who live near an Oakland Quarry where a man fell to his death on Tuesday, questions linger on how the accident happened.
Neighbors tell us a cyclone fence with barbed wires on top surrounds the entire perimeter of the water filled quarry.
Don Harris showed KTVU the part of the fence where his neighbor disappeared while looking for his beloved cat behind his home on the edge of the quarry. Harris says he helped the victim's girlfriend look for him but only found his flashlight near the fence. The missing cat was sitting up in a tree.
Harris called 911.
Divers with Alameda County Sheriff's divers eventually recovered a body 30 feet below the water's surface.
Authorities identify him as 59-year old Andrew Malyon of Oakland.
Harris suspects his neighbor lost his footing in the rain slipped beneath the fence.. and fell into the quarry.
Other neighbors suspect Malyon climbed the fence.
They say Claremont County Club owns the old quarry and uses it to water its golf course.
The neighbors plan to meet with the club to see if anything can be done to prevent this from happening again, but say the area is safe.
"This is the first accident like this," said neighbor Jana Branisa.
Others say Malyon was known for his devotion to his cats.
"I know he didn't intend to give his life for his animals but that's what happened we'll really miss him.," said Ione Harris, who knew Maylon.
Neighbors said rescue crews arrived quickly and they say they're grateful for their help in finding Malyon.
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