Hiker Found Dead In Gorge From North Tonawanda

February 6, 2014 Updated Feb 6, 2014 at 3:05 PM EDT

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Hiker Found Dead In Gorge From North Tonawanda

February 6, 2014 Updated Feb 6, 2014 at 3:05 PM EDT

LETCHWORTH STATE PARK, NY (WKBW-TV) - Police are investigating a hiker that was found dead in the gorge at Letchworth State park Wednesday.

Police have identified the victim as 21-year-old Stephen Bzibziak of North Tonawanda. Police say Bzibziak was an avid hiker and when hiking this week he fell down into the gorge. Police say he managed to call 911 and was on the phone with Livingston county dispatchers when they became disconnected. They managed to ping his cell phone to figure out his location.

Emergency crews pronounced him dead yesterday and were not able to get him out of the gorge until this morning. Police believe he likely died from his injuries.