A night of drinking cliff-side turned tragic for a group of friends when one of them dropped a cellphone.
20 year old Michael Beaudry and three friends were hanging out on a cliff along Kickapoo Road in Middlefield late Saturday night. A female dropped her phone onto a rock landing below, according to police, and Beadry moved to try to get it back. But he lost his footing and fell 75 feet.
Police and fire were called in at nearly midnight, but Beadry's injuries were too severe. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
State police say there is no criminal aspect to the case.