Leroy Rupert, 61 from Minden, died after falling from Cave Rock on Lake Tahoe’s East Shore.
Rupert was climbing with a friend Friday evening when the accident occurred. For unknown reasons, Rupert fell and landed on the rocks below.
The friend on top of the rock called 911 to ask for assistance after the fall.
The Tahoe Daily Tribune is reporting that the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office believes the fall was accidental and that a toxicology report is pending.