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West Falls man’s death ruled accidental

The body found by East Aurora Police Friday afternoon in Cazenovia Creek about 150 feet below a cliff in the 1700 block of David Road, West Falls was identified by police officials today as Luke Tarnacki , 22, of West Falls.

Tarnacki’s body was recovered by East Aurora Police Lt. Shane Krieger with assistance of the West Falls Fire company. Detective Rick Daminski told The Buffalo News the investigation disclosed Tarnacki had been walking along the cliff’s edge when he apparently lost his footing, slipped into a natural drainage wash at the edge of the cliff and then fell approximately 150 feet to his death.

An autopsy conducted today by the Erie County Medical Examiner lead to a ruling that the death was accidental.