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CROWDERS MOUNTAIN, N.C. -- The body of a deceased hiker was found along a backside trail on Crowders Mountain Saturday.

The Crowders Mountain State Park Ranger tells NBCCharlotte say another visitor found the unidentified victim on a backside trail at the base of a climbing wall within the State Park.

Authorities say the it appears the man fell from the climbing wall, and no foul play is suspected.

The Park Ranger says the victim was an experienced hiker who frequented the park.

Gastonia Police are investigating the case.

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