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15-year-old boy dead after falling 200 feet off cliff

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Posted at 7:29 AM, Jul 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-04 09:30:16-04

HURRICANE, Utah – A 15-year old boy is now dead after falling off of a 200 foot cliff according to Hurricane City Police.

The teenager is being identified as Pierce J. Adamson of Hurricane.

Officers and medical crews responded to the area of 1100 S. and 100 W. in Hurricane around 8:50 p.m. on Sunday.

Authorities say the teen was hiking  to the top of the cliff with a family member and when he reached the top he stood on the edge of a cliff.

Police say that’s when the rocks gave way and caused him to fall to his death.

The family member who was with him then called 911 and upon arrival first responders found the boy’s body with help from Washington County Search and Rescue.

Hurricane City Police say there’s no sign of anything suspicious at this time but an investigation is being done.

Sgt. Brandon Buell with Hurricane City Police said, “The situation is very devastating and the impact of his death has rattled our community. Our deepest sympathy [goes out] to the family, friends, and community.”