Girl, 16, dies in cliff fall at popular hiking destination in western New York

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Girl, 16, dies in cliff fall at popular hiking destination in western New York

A 16-year-old girl plunged to her death after falling from a steep ledge in western New York on Saturday afternoon, according to reports.The Cattar

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A 16-year-old girl plunged to her death after falling from a steep ledge in western New York on Saturday afternoon, according to reports.

The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office said the girl’s name and the circumstances of the accident, which happened around 6 p.m. in Zoar Valley, were not immediately released as the investigation is ongoing.

A 16-year-old girl died after falling from a ledge in western New York’s Zoar Valley Saturday afternoon, according to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office.

A 16-year-old girl died after falling from a ledge in western New York’s Zoar Valley Saturday afternoon, according to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office.
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A popular hiking destination with gorges and waterfalls, the Zoar Valley Multiple Use Area south of Buffalo encompasses about 3,000 acres of state-owned land with shale cliffs up to 400 feet tall rising above Cattaraugus Creek.

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There have been several fatal falls there in recent years, including when a 20-year-old Hamburg man plummeted while climbing a waterfall to get a photo back in 2018.

The Zoar Valley Multiple Use Area south of Buffalo comprises about 3,000 acres of state-owned land with shale cliffs up to 400 feet tall rising above Cattaraugus Creek.

The Zoar Valley Multiple Use Area south of Buffalo comprises about 3,000 acres of state-owned land with shale cliffs up to 400 feet tall rising above Cattaraugus Creek.
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In 2017, a Buffalo couple fell to their deaths while hiking in Zoar Valley. Their young sons, ages 4 and 7, were injured.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Frank Miles is a reporter and editor covering geopolitics, military, crime, technology and sports for FoxNews.com. His email is [email protected]

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