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Harrison NJ Man Falls to his Death from Ledge in NY State After Trying to Snap a Photo

New York

A fall that killed a Harrison NJ man in Upstate New York has authorities investigating.

According to a statement released by New York State Police, the incident involved a 24-year-old New Jersey man who was hiking with friends near Hancock on Sunday.

Police say Mr. Bartlomiej Rzemieniecki, of Harrison, slipped and fell 50ft off a ledge at the Bouchoux Trail State Preserve.

Sullivan County 911 dispatch received a call at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday that a man had fallen off Jensen's Ledge at the preserve. Emergency responders and EMS arrived to find Rzemieniecki unconscious and unresponsive.

He was later pronounced dead according to NY York State Police.

A preliminary investigation revealed Rzemieniecki, who was hiking with two friends, attempted to take a position near the ledge to obtain a better picture then slipped off, police say.

According to police, due to the time of day, limited light and difficult terrain officials determined the body would have to be taken out in the morning.

Rzemieniecki was taken out at about 2:45 p.m. Monday by recovery crews.