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Elderly man fell to his death off cliff in his backyard

Elderly man falls off a cliff. (Source: WOIO) Elderly man falls off a cliff. (Source: WOIO)
BROOKLYN, OH (WOIO) -

An elderly man in Brooklyn fell to his death off of a cliff in his backyard. 

Per Brooklyn Fire Chief Joseph Zemek, the man lived on the 4600 block of Memphis Villas and appears to have fallen from the cliff behind his home.

It is suspected that the man was raking leaves in his backyard on Christmas day, when his family didn't see him for approximately 20 minutes. They went to look for him and saw his body at the bottom of the cliff in shallow water.

Brooklyn Fire received the call at 1:46 p.m. and the coroner was called to the scene. A prolonged body recovery effort was undergone.

The investigation is ongoing, but the death appears to be accidental.

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