MAN DIES IN FALL FROM ALPINE VIEWPOINT

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September 3, 2009 (Alpine) – A man plunged 200 feet to his death from a viewpoint off Eastbound I-8 east of Willows Road in Alpine this afternoon. U.S. Forest Service and Border Patrol officials responded at 12:30 p.m., when a technical rescue was attempted. However the patient was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

Further details are unavailable at this time.  The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of kin.