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Hiker found dead after 40-foot fall over cliff

Lake Italy in the Sierra National Forest
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A hiker was found dead in the Sierra National Forest on Friday after falling off a 40-foot cliff, according to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office

The man’s body was found by a group of hikers in the area of Lake Italy, Lt. Frances Devins said. The High Sierra lake is northeast of Huntington Lake.

A California Highway Patrol helicopter crew assisted a ground crew in retrieving the man’s body on Saturday morning, the CHP said.

Devins did not provide information on the identity of the man.

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