ESSEX COUNTY, N.J. — A man accidentally fell to his death while riding a mountain bike with his brother Monday morning, according to the Essex County Sheriff’s Office.
Two brothers were riding bikes by the Mills Reservation at Old Quarry Road around 9 a.m. when one lost control near the edge of the road and plummeted about 20 feet onto a rocky ledge, Sheriff’s Office officials stated.
The man, 49, of Wayne, was riding a mountain bike at the time, and died at the scene.
Newark Fire Division and EMS officials worked to locate the man’s body, which was recovered around 11:25 a.m., according to Sheriff’s Officials officials.
The incident is believed to be an accident, officials added.
The man’s identity is being withheld pending notification of other family members.