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Police investigate death at Thacher Park

Man had climbing equipment, was found at bottom of escarpment

— Police are at Thacher State Park after a body was found at the bottom of the escarpment this morning.

The Albany County Sheriff's Office and State Police responded to the park at about 7:48 a.m. today after park staff found the body. Police said the man was "was equipped with climbing supplies rope, harness, helmet ect." and it appeared he drove around a barrier into a parking area sometime this morning.

Police said identification was found, but they are withholding the man's identity until the next of kin can be notified.

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