30-year-old Connecticut tried to save his father, 71, from falling 75 feet off a cliff – before undergoing BOTH their death while enjoying a ride on ATV & # 39; s
- Steven Price, 71 and Mark Price, 30, died on Wednesday, September 18 after a fall of 75 feet from a cliff
- Around 8 p.m. in Farmington, Connecticut, father and son ATV & # 39; s drove with a friend in the Tilcon quarry for Colt Highway
- Both men went over the cliff as Steven tumbled along the edge and Mark tried to prevent his father from falling
- Mark is survived by his three year old daughter
A son tried to save his father from falling off a cliff at an abandoned quarry, but they both dropped 75 feet until their death in Connecticut.
Steven Price, 71 and Mark Price, 30, died after driving on ATV's in Farmington on Wednesday evening around 8 p.m.
According to New York Post, the Price men and a friend in separate ATVs rode in the closed Tilcon quarry for Colt Highway.
At some point during their ride, Steven allegedly walked a few feet off the edge of the cliff to look at something and accidentally stepped on uneven ground.
Steven Price (left), 71, and his son Mark Price (right), 30, died Wednesday night after falling over a cliff edge in Connecticut
Dan Siracusa, president of Siracusa Moving & Storage, told New York Post that Steven was stumbling.
He said: & # 39; Then he started to tumble and the son grabbed him, but they went down together and fell 75 feet on rocky ledges and jagged rocks below. & # 39;
& # 39; It was not a soft landing at all. & # 39;
The friend, who is not publicly identified, raced to a nearby subway and called authorities.
Steven, Mark and an unknown friend rode on ATV & # 39; s in the abandoned Tilcon quarry neat Colt Highway (photo)
In the 911 call, he said officers to hurry to the stage.
& # 39; They fell from the side of the cliff. His father went to look at something and stumbled. His son grabbed him and they both fell. & # 39;
& # 39; He is not breathing. & # 39;
The friend had to guide the authorities to the scene of the accident because of the rough terrain.
Steven and Mark were declared dead on the spot.
Siracusa (photo): & # 39; Mark risked his life to save his father. He grabbed hold of him and wouldn't let go until he was pulled down & # 39;
Siracusa said: & He is very, very shocked, this boy. He saw his best friend die and he held him as he passed. & # 39;
& # 39; Mark risked his life to save his father. He grabbed hold of him and would not let go until he was pulled down. & # 39;
Steven worked at Siracusa Moving & Storage before retiring 15 years ago, but he still did odd jobs for the company.
Mark has worked as a driver for the company for 10 years.
& # 39; Yesterday was very surly, many tears. People are shocked. It's hard to surround your mind. You spoke to a man the day before and now he's gone. It is surreal. & # 39; Siracusa said.
Mark (left) depicted with his wife (right) and three-year-old daughter in a Facebook post
Steven, who lost a son two years ago in a motorcycle accident, reportedly lost 50 pounds as a result of cancer treatment and recently received a clean bill.
Mark is survived by his three year old daughter.
Siracusa said to New York Post: “He was an excellent father. From the first day he showed photos, just so proud of her. He had a very soft heart. & # 39;
WFSB reports that authorities are investigating how the fall happened, but signs indicate an accident.
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