Coroner identifies man who died rock climbing at Black Cliffs near Boise

The Ada County Coroner’s Office has identified the 33-year-old man who died after falling from the Black Cliffs east of Boise on Tuesday afternoon.

Peter A. Kraines, of North Carolina, was pronounced dead around 5:40 p.m. on Tuesday after falling an estimated 40 feet, according to information posted by the Ada County Sheriff’s Office on Twitter. He died of blunt force trauma. The coroner’s office has not declared a manner of death pending results of a toxicology test.

Emergency personnel were called to the popular rock climbing area at about 4 p.m. Tuesday. Initial reports were that the man fell due to some sort of an equipment failure. Other climbers in the area called 911.

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