CEDAR GROVE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man riding a mountain bike in New Jersey fell approximately 20 feet (6 meters) to his death.

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Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura says the 49-year-old Wayne resident was biking with his brother at the Mills Reservation in Cedar Grove Monday when he lost control around 9 a.m. and fell onto the rocky ledge.

The man’s name has not been released.

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Rescuers needed ropes to reach the man and to recover his body.

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Authorities say the fall appears to have been accidental and foul play is not suspected. But they say the investigation into the death is ongoing.