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March 28, 2013
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Man killed following fall from Tahoe rock

A Minden man was killed March 22 after he fell from the top of Cave Rock and landed on the rocks below.

Leroy Rupert, 61, died of multiple blunt-force trauma sustained in the fall from the formation on Lake Tahoe’s East Shore, according to Douglas County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Pat Brooks.

Sheriff’s Deputies and Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District firefighters responded to a call for assistance at Cave Rock about 6 p.m. Friday, Brooks said.

A friend who was on the top of the rock with Rupert called 911 for assistance to get Rupert down, Brooks said.

Rupert had been described as shaky, Brooks said.

When the friend turned back around, Rupert was gone from the location he was last seen.

The sheriff’s office believes the fall was accidental, Brooks said. Toxicology reports are pending.

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The Record Courier Updated Mar 29, 2013 06:04PM Published Apr 3, 2013 10:55AM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.