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Man plummets to his death while mountain biking with brother in New Jersey: Sheriff’s Office

Posted at 12:38 PM, Jun 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-26 12:38:42-04

ESSEX COUNTY, N.J. — A man accidentally fell to his death while riding a mountain bike with his brother Monday morning, according to the Essex County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials recover the body of a man who fell to his death in Essex County, New Jersey on June 26, 2017. (AIR11)

Two brothers were riding bikes by the Mills Reservation at Old Quarry Road around 9 a.m. when one lost control near the edge of the road and plummeted about 20 feet onto a rocky ledge, Sheriff’s Office officials stated.

The man, 49, of Wayne, was riding a mountain bike at the time, and died at the scene.

Newark Fire Division and EMS officials worked to locate the man’s body, which was recovered around 11:25 a.m., according to Sheriff’s Officials officials.

The incident is believed to be an accident, officials added.

The man’s identity is being withheld pending notification of other family members.