Written by Associated Press
(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.