published on November 5, 2020 - 2:52 PM
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(AP) — A mountain biker from Florida fell to his death after going over a remote Northern California mountain, authorities said.

The Sierra County Sheriff’s Office received a report Sunday of a mountain biker over a hillside east of Downieville, California.

Rescuers located Alejandro Lugo, of Florida, early Monday after a 4-mile hike into the Third Divide and Butcher Ranch trails but couldn’t reach him because of the steepness of the mountain, officials said.

A Blackhawk rescue helicopter from Naval Station Fallon reached Lugo’s body hours later Monday and hoisted it onto the aircraft, the office said.

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