The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 27 year old Massachusetts man, who died from a fall at Little Rock City, located in Cherokee County near Sandrock, Alabama, over the weekend.

Sheriff Jeff Shaver said that according to witnesses the young man and several friends were jumping from one ledge to another when he lost his footing and then fell backwards to his death. The man has since been identified as Frank Thomas Maderious.

The incident occurred at approximately 3:45 Saturday afternoon, and when emergency personnel arrived on the scene, they were unable to detect a pulse. Leesburg Police, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, Cherokee EMS and the Cherokee County Rescue Squad all arrived within minutes.

The coroner was contacted at 4:15pm, and Deputy Coroner Rick Smith responded to the location – pronouncing the man dead at the scene. The body has been sent to the state forensics lab for an autopsy.

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