A hiker was killed on Wednesday night after he fell 100-foot down a Sierra Nevada cliff, according to The Sacramento Bee.
The hiker, Rene Dewarrat, 36, of Truckee was climbing with two friends after dark with plans to camp at Big Chief, just east of Highway 89 and Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Ski Resort. About 9:45 p.m., the two friends called 911 to report that Dewarrat had fallen off a cliff.
The three men were climbing on what Sgt. Dave Hunt of the Placer County Sheriff’s Office called “a pretty expert trail” in a popular rock climbing region of the Sierra Nevadas.
The accident occurred when Dewarrat fell off the edge of the trail after attempting to skirt around a boulder in the middle of the trail.
His body was found about 8:20 a.m. Thursday. He appeared to have died on impact from the fall, said Sgt. Dave Hunt of the Placer County Sheriff’s Office.