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Hiker falls to his death near Ruffner Mountain in Birmingham

Fire crews have recovered the body of a hiker who fell to his death in a quarry area near Ruffner Mountain in Birmingham.

Authorities say he fell 60 to 80 feet.

Al.com reports that he went to the park for a run, and was last heard from Thursday morning. Search crews found his body later Thursday.

The hiker’s name wasn’t immediately released. Birmingham Fire & Rescue Capt. Harold Watson said the man appears to be in his mid-30s.

(Associated Press, copyright 2018)

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