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Mahwah Police: Death Of Hiker In Ramapo Reserve Doesn't Appear Suspicious

Ramapo Valley County Reservation
Ramapo Valley County Reservation Photo Credit: Wikipedia

MAHWAH, N.J. -- Authorities were trying to determine how a 56-year-old hiker died at Ramapo Valley County Reserve on Saturday.

Mahwah police got a 911 call from a group of hikers shortly after noon that they'd found him face down, Sgt. Michael Blondin said.

Mahwah police responded, along with township EMS and firefighters, as well as a mobile intensive care unit from the Valley Hospital.

They found the man "on a remote trail several hundred yards up a steep cliff-like embankment," Blondin said.

The officers conducted CPR and defibrillation before being joined by paramedics, who eventually pronounced the victim dead. HIs name was being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The Bergen County Sheriff and Medical Examiner's officers were investigating.

However, Blondin said just after 5 p.m. Saturday that "there are no suspicious circumstances at this time."

A first responded had a medical emergency during the rescue and was taken to Valley, he said.

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