UPDATE: Man who fell to his death at Miners Castle identified

Miners Castle - File Photo
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Published: Jul. 24, 2021 at 9:00 PM EDT
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MUNISING, Mich. (WLUC) - The man who fell to his death Saturday evening at Miners Castle has been identified as 21-year-old Dominic Rotondi from Lincoln Park, Michigan.

According to a press release issued from Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Rotondi was visiting the area near the upper viewing platform at Miners Castle with some friends.

The press release says for reasons currently unknown, Rotondi stepped over a fence that runs along the top of the cliff. He appeared to lose his footing near the edge and fell approximately 100 feet to the cliff face below and then into Lake Superior.

A little after 7:00 p.m. Saturday, park rangers were informed that a person fell from atop of the cliff in the Miners Castle area in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

National Park Service (NPS) rangers and Alger County Sherriff Department personnel responded.

Upon arrival, the victim was found in the water below the cliff. Alger County Rescue 21 retrieved the victim and Alger County paramedics pronounced the person dead at the scene.

The person was transported to UP Health System hospital in Marquette. The main cause of death appears to be blunt trauma resulting from a fall of nearly 100 ft.

An investigation into the incident is being conducted by the NPS in coordination with the Marquette County Medical Examiner.

ORIGINAL STORY: July 24: A man fell to his death into Lake Superior from near the upper viewing platform at Miners Castle in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Saturday at around 7 p.m., according to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

The Alger County Sheriff Department and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore park rangers responded.

The investigation is ongoing by the National Park Service.

TV6 & FOX UP will provide more information as it becomes available.

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