e1s1b2 THE drowning of a man in a disused quarry in Carrick-on-Suir at the weekend has sparked an  emotive safety appeal from local river rescue teams. Family members became concerned  when Joe Grinsell (65) did not return home from a dip in the old Victorian slate quarry at  Ahenny, eight miles from Carrick-on-Suir, on Saturday evening. Mr Grinsell, who lived with  his mother Nellie and sister Bernie in the small village of Ahenny, was an experienced  swimmer who knew the quarry well. Shortly before 9.30am on Sunday, members of the  Carrick-on-Suir River Rescue team took Mr Grinsell’s body from the water, in an area that is  60ft deep and surrounded by cliffs of another 20ft.