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Las Vegas man who died in fall identified

Updated Monday, Nov. 17, 2008 | 12:05 p.m.

Beyond the Sun

The National Park Service has identified the man who fell to his death Sunday morning while hiking and climbing on the Arizona side of Lake Mead National Recreation Center as Jay Brown, Jr., 35, Las Vegas.

Brown died as a result of injuries from a 75-foot fall while hiking Sunday morning with a group of people at Fortification Hill near Kingman Wash northeast of Hoover Dam, according to National Park Service officials.

Park officials said they received a report at 10:51 a.m. from a transferred 911 cell phone call received by Las Vegas Metro police. Brown had reached a height of 16 feet when he lost hold and fell about 75 feet, park officials said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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