BREAKING – Man killed in apparent fall from Hawk’s Nest

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SPAROWBUSH – A man appears to have fallen to his death from the Hawk’s Nest as he was scouting locations to fly a drone.

A rescue call was placed at 2:05 p.m. on Tuesday from a woman seeking help in locating a friend’s missing husband.  The woman had located the missing man’s car in a parking area near the top of the steep scenic Hawk’s Nest cliffs that overlook the Delaware River.

The man, reported to be in his 30s, is believed to have left his home just before 7 a.m. to fly his drone. The drone was located locked inside the victim’s vehicle at the scene.

Police, fire, and ambulance personnel arrived on scene shortly after the call for help, and within a brief time the male subject was located deceased approximately 200 feet down from the Hawk’s Nest wall along Route 97.  Fire and rescue units from New York and Pennsylvania responded, and rope team responders were able to be lowered to the victim where they confirmed no signs of life.

A medivac helicopter was ordered to stand down.  The body of the victim was lowered to the river’s edge and transported by rescue boat from the scene.