A report from The Eagle's news partners at WNYT NewsChannel 13 ...
NEW SCOTLAND, N.Y. -- A 44-year-old East Greenbush man fell 120 feet to his death early Friday morning in a state park southwest of Albany.
Ronald Czajkowski "had a harness rope with him," Captain John Layton, from the Albany County Sheriff's Department, told WNYT in a news report on Friday. "It appears it was human error as far as attaching it to the anchor point on top of the cliff."
Layton said Czajkowski was new to climbing and that it appears he did not have the proper knot on the rope as he was trying to rappel off the cliff.
"He's only been climbing a few times. It's a new thing for him. It's only been over the last few weeks," Layton said.