A runner fell 180 feet to his death form a peak in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles when he slipped on a patch of ice, authorities said Monday.
The fall occurred at 10:50 a.m. Sunday on Mount Wilson, Sgt. E. Retamoza of the Crescenta Valley sheriff's station said.
The man was with three other runners when he slipped on ice and fell down a ravine, Retamoza said. Two of his companions climbed down to help him and one ran for help, the sergeant said.
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Members of the Altadena, Montrose and Sierra Madre search and rescue teams responded to recover the body because the weather was too poor with snow and rain for a rescue helicopter, Retamoza said.
The man died at the scene. His name was not released pending notification of relatives.