A man who died after a fall from a high mountain in New York was identified by friends as a man with a history of mental health issues.
A law enforcement source said the man, who was in his 30s, had been diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
The source said his family had asked that his name not be released.
The man had been working as a guide at the Blue Ridge Mountain Resort, a popular spot on the New York City borough of East Rutherford, for five years.
The New York State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said the fall was captured on surveillance video.
Authorities say the man was killed by the force of a fall.
The State Police said the New Jersey State Police were investigating.
The company that manages the resort said in a statement: “We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of a Blue Ridge employee.
The resort says it has a high suicide rate among its employees, and that the company is taking steps to reduce workplace stress. “
We extend our deepest sympathies to the family of the deceased.”
The resort says it has a high suicide rate among its employees, and that the company is taking steps to reduce workplace stress.
A spokesman said the resort has offered its deepest sympathie to the Blue-Ridge family.
He said the company has not been notified of any criminal charges.