Boy falls to death hiking with family in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- A young boy who was hiking with his family died after falling in southwest Colorado Springs.

Police Lt. Mike Velasquez tells The Gazette that the boy, whose name and exact age have not been released, fell near Gold Camp Road on Friday afternoon and was dead when a high-angle rescue team found him.

Police are investigating the fall as an accident.

Deadly falls have happened in the area before. In April, a 24-year-old hiker died after a 40-foot fall near Gold Camp Road between Tunnels 1 and 2.

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