Fatal Fall on Bishop Peak in California

The Tribune reports Jefferson Adam Bruckner fell between 50 and 80 feet from a ledge on Bishop Peak in California.

Bruckner hiked the 1,559-foot mountain with two 20-year-old male friends Tuesday evening. He apparently stepped backward and fell from an outcropping near the summit. Police believe alcohol may have contributed to the accident.

The accident is at least the third fatal fall in the past five years on the mountain.