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CAYUGA HEIGHTS, N.Y.—One person has died after being found in the Renwick Gorge Wednesday evening, according to authorities.

Cayuga Heights Police Department Sergeant James Manning confirmed that there is an investigation into an “unattended death” in the gorge, but that the investigation is very early. Circumstances that led the person to be in the gorge were not yet clear, Manning said.

The Cayuga Heights Fire Department responded to a report of a person in the gorge on West Remington Road around 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 19. They were on scene shortly thereafter and discovered the person, but needed the rope team from the Ithaca Fire Department to respond to help as well, along with Bangs Ambulance and Cayuga Heights police.

Fire Chief George Tamborelle said he was unable to comment on the condition of the person when they were pulled from the gorge. Tamborelle said the rescue took about 45 minutes from initial arrival to when the person was pulled from the gorge.

This is the second person to die in one of the area gorges in the last eight days.

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