SHERIDAN, N.Y. (WIVB) — A 66-year-old man is dead after falling over a cliff in Chautauqua County.

Shortly before 10 a.m., the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office responded to an address on Route 5 in Sheridan. There, Gregory Meadows, a town resident, had fallen roughly 50 feet to the Lake Erie shoreline.

Meadows was rescued from the lake and taken to a local hospital, where he was declared deceased due to his injuries.

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