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Police ID Man Who Died After Falling from Cliffs at Suffield Quarry

Police said the man was from Southwick, Massachusetts.

A 22-year-old Southwick, Massachusetts man died after falling from the cliffs at a Suffield quarry Monday night.

Suffield police said that crews responded to the quarry at Quarry and Phelps roads near the Granby-Suffield line after a passerby called 911. The witness told police they heard a yell and saw a person falling.

Within minutes of arriving, emergency crews found the man deceased. On Wednesday, police said the man has been identified as 22-year-old Myles Simons, of Southwick, Massachusetts.

He was presumed dead at the scene. 

“At this time we don't know if this was a fall, an accidental fall, an intentional act, or anything else so that remains under investigation,” Capt. Christopher McKee said ealier this week.

McKee said it is not clear exactly how far the victim fell. Emergency responders used off-road vehicles to reach the victim.

“It was a significant drop, it's very treacherous, it's very rocky,” McKee said. He added that is it not unusual to have falls reported in the area.

Police said it appears Simons was alone at the time and that the area where he was found is a clearly posted “no trespassing” area.

Anyone with information is asked to call Suffield police at 860-668-3870. 

Editor's note: Police previously identified the man as Myle Simons and later said his name is Myles Simons.

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