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Hiker dies after falling down 100-foot Sierra Nevada cliff

February 8, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a hiker died after falling down a 100-foot cliff in the Sierra Nevada.

The Sacramento Bee reports Thursday that search and rescue teams skied out to Granite Chief, a 9,000-foot mountain just west of Olympic Village, on Wednesday night after receiving reports of three stranded hikers.

Placer County Sheriff’s Office one of the hikers had fallen approximately 100 feet down a precipice by the time help arrived.

The two other hikers were rescued and not known to be injured.

Authorities only identified the hiker who died as a Truckee resident as of Thursday morning.

The two other hikers were rescued and not known to be injured.

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Information from: The Sacramento Bee, http://www.sacbee.com

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