Man Found Dead near Echo Summit - Sheriff Investigating

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 11, 2018 / comments

[PR Pond]

On December 9 the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a motorist of a a suspicious bicycle and personal belongings alongside the road.

EDSO responded and found footprints in the snow leading towards the cliff edge.  Fear that someone had fallen of the cliff EDSO initiated a search.  Due to inclement weather the search had to be called off around 9pm on the 9th.  The search resumed around daybreak on the 10th.  The search team found a body at the bottom of the cliff and with the aid of a CHP helicopter they recovered the body.

The injuries were consistent with a fall from the cliff reported the El Dorado Sheriff's department.  

The death is an ongoing investigation at this time.