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.
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.