LAIRD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 75-year-old man has died after falling Monday from a cliff while hiking down a trail near a waterfall in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Douglas Welker slipped at the edge of the cliff at Sturgeon River Gorge near Houghton County’s Laird Township, state police said Tuesday.

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Welker of Pelkie fell 20 feet (6 meters) and struck his head. He was pronounced dead at the scene. An investigation reveals his death to be accidental, state police said.

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The gorge is part of the rugged Sturgeon River Gorge Wilderness, about 80 miles (128 kilometers) west of Marquette.

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