Saturday, June 9, 2012

Teen dies after falling off cliff in N.J.

A 16-year-old teen died after he fell off a cliff in New Jersey on Friday night.

Police said they received a call from the boy's friend from Palisades Interstate Park north of the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee.

Family members say the teen, John Graniello of Fort Lee, was with a 16-year-old Edgewater girl when he fell around 9:40 p.m. Friday

The Fort Lee Fire Department, the East Bergen Rappel team, Fort Lee EMS and police and the NYPD were able to locate the victim near a short distance from Henry Hudson Drive.

He responders had a difficult time reaching the teen at the bottom of the ravine due to the time of night, remote location, and cliff-side hazards.

The cause of death is under investigation, but officials say the teen has gone past a safety railing when he fell.


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