Tourist killed after falling from cliff 'while taking photos'

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A tourist who fell to his death from a cliff was trying to take photographs of the view, police have said.

The unidentified man was at Presque Isle Park in Marquette, in the US state of Michigan, on the Labor Day holiday on Monday.

The 323-acre peninsula is popular for its spectacular view of Lake Superior, the largest of the Great Lakes.

“The investigation is ongoing at this time, but preliminary information suggests that the victim fell while descending the cliff to take photographs,” Marquette police said.

The rugged coast of Lake Superior with cliffs and coves located in Presque Isle Park in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
A man fell from a cliff at Preque Isle Park and died, police said. He was taking photos. Source: Getty Images (file pic)

According to local news reports, police were dispatched just after 1pm after witnesses saw the man fall and called for help.

He was found in Lake Superior near the shoreline, and while first-responders attempted to revive him, he could not be saved.

“Life-saving efforts were made, but were unsuccessful,” police said.

He was rushed to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

At least two other people have died in recent months from accidental falls at parks in the same region.

About three weeks ago, an elderly man died after falling near a waterfall at the Sturgeon River Gorge.

In July, a Detroit man died when he stepped over a barrier and fell.

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