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Man who died after fall from cliff identified

Monday, August 13, 2012

Police in northern New Jersey say a man has died after falling from a cliff overlooking the Hudson River. The man has been identified as 26-year-old Artem Adzhyev of Brooklyn. He was visiting the lookout with friends at the time of the incident.

Palisades Interstate Parkway police received a call Saturday night from witnesses near the Rockefeller Lookout in Englewood Cliffs, just north of the George Washington Bridge.

They told police Adzhyev had walked beyond signs that warn people not to approach the edge.

Parkway Police Lt. Michael Coppola tells The Record his death is not considered suspicious.

Two months ago, a teenager fell to his death from a cliff in Fort Lee, less than a mile south of the site of Saturday's incident. A few weeks later, a 45-year-old man fell from the Rockefeller Lookout to his death.

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