The body of a man who was looking for his cat on the edge of an abandoned quarry was discovered early Wednesday morning, according to Oakland fire dispatchers.
His body was found at 12:45 a.m. in about 30 feet of water at the bottom of the quarry behind the Rockridge Shopping Center near Pleasant Valley Road and Montgomery Street.
Fire crews raced to find him about 7:15 p.m. Tuesday and requested the Alameda County dive team search the waterway located behind the center. His roommate had called for help after the man didn't return home after looking for his cat.
Crews had presumed he was dead, because the fall down a steep cliff was about 100 feet down.
The man hasn't been identified yet, but is believed to be in his 50s or 60s.
Bay City News contributed to this report.