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Man Pronounced Dead After Fall From Cliff

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Sleeping Giant State Park, Hamden

Sleeping Giant State Park, Hamden

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) – An 18-year-old man has died after falling nearly 200 feet from a cliff at Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden.

Authorities say Tobias Engel of Hamden was pronounced dead Sunday night at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He had sustained several broken bones.

A spokesman for the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says the man was hiking in the so-called “chin” area of the park when he fell at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Other hikers heard the man fall and called 911.

Rescuers say the Engel was conscious and waving at them when they found him. More than a dozen emergency responders climbed up the large hill to get to the man.

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