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16-year-old girl dies from fall in Zoar Valley

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As beautiful as Zoar Valley, it is also the site of many fatalities.

Police say a 16-year-old girl has died after falling from a ledge in Western New York's Zoar Valley.

The Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office said the accident happened around 6 p.m. Saturday. The girl's name and the circumstances of the accident were not immediately released.

The Zoar Valley Multiple Use Area south of Buffalo comprises about 3,000 acres of state-owned land with shale cliffs up to 400' tall rising above Cattaraugus Creek. There have been several fatal falls there, most recently in July 2018 when a 20-year-old man fell while climbing a waterfall to get a photo.

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