GARDINER, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Brooklyn man died while hiking over the weekend in Ulster County.
New York State Police responded around 3:30 p.m. Saturday to Undercliff Trail at Mohonk Preserve in Gardiner.READ MORE: NYPD Officer Jason Rivera Fatally Shot, Officer Wilbert Mora Critically Injured Responding To Harlem Domestic Dispute
Police said 31-year-old Evrim Cabuk was trying to retrieve a piece of hiking equipment when he lost his footing and plunged approximately 20 feet, hitting his head on a rock.READ MORE: 'The Loss Of A Hero': New York Mourns Death Of 22-Year-Old NYPD Officer Jason Rivera
Fellow hikers called 911 and rushed to administer first aid, but Cabuk was pronounced dead at the scene.MORE NEWS: Lashawn McNeil, Suspect In Deadly Harlem Police Shooting, Was On Probation, Had 5 Prior Arrests
Last summer, a 25-year-old woman from Brooklyn fell to her death while rock climbing at the same preserve.