Father and adult son tragically die after falling from 75-foot cliff

A father and son who were both from Connecticut tragically fell from a 75-foot cliff after riding ATVs at a Farmington quarry and died, according to police.

The Farmington Police Department identified the victims as Steven Price, 71, and his 30-year-old son, Mark Price.

Both Steven and Mark were riding the all-terrain vehicles with a friend in an old, abandoned quarry earlier this month when the group stopped. The father and son fell “while standing near the edge of an approximately 75-foot-high cliff,” police said in a news release.

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They were pronounced dead at the scene.

A man who called 911 told the operator that Steven was standing near the edge of the cliff looking at something when he tripped. Mark then tried to grab his father but they both fell over, according to the caller.

“The 911 caller had to escort officers and Fire Department personnel to the location of the two victims due to the challenging terrain,” police said in the release. “While this incident appears accidental, detectives from the Farmington Police Department are actively investigating the tragic incident.”