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Who Was Richard Jacobson? Arizona Hiker dies after falling 700 feet while trying to take a photo

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Who Was Richard Jacobson

 

Who Was Richard Jacobson – Richard Jacobson is a 21-year-old hiker who died after falling roughly 700 feet off a cliff while trying to take a selfie.

According to authorities in Arizona, the sad incident happened on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022.

On Thursday Jan. 27, 2022, a spokesperson with the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office said Richard Jacobson had been camping with a friend on top of Flatiron Summit in Lost Dutchman State Park, about 40 miles east of Phoenix, when he went to the edge to take a picture and slipped.

Who Was Richard Jacobson

 

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“Mr. Jacobson went to go take a photograph with himself and the city skyline in the background, and he lost his footing, and he slipped, and he fell,” Sergeant Doug Peoble, with the sheriff’s office, told local station Arizona’s Family.

The friend who was with Richard Jacobson called 911 around 12:45 a.m. to report the fall.

The sheriff’s office search and rescue team was sent to the summit and found Jacobson’s body “approximately 400 to 700 feet below,” the spokesperson said.

Richard Jacobson’s death was a rare, tragic accident. Who Was Richard Jacobson

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