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Climber dies in fall on Mount Shasta

A California man died Thursday in a fall while climbing Mount Shasta, the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office said Monday.

According to a sheriff's office press release, 57-year-old Michael Murphy of San Carlos, Calif., came  to rest at 10,500 feet elevation. An initial call said Murphy fell 400 feet, but a witness later said Murphy descended 2,000 feet in the fall.

A medic was on scene and a California Highway Patrol helicopter was called, but Murphy died before he could be airlifted to a hospital, according to the sheriff's office.