CLIFTON (AP) – A teenager fell 150 feet to his death while camping with friends near a cliff early Saturday, officials said.

Joshua McKay, 16, of Glenburn, lost his footing and tumbled off Park Pond Bluff at 2 a.m. while trying to extinguish a small fire started by a firecracker, said Wes Linscott of the Maine State Police in Orono.

The teenager’s body was recovered three hours later.

McKay was part of a group that was camping on Parks Pond Bluff in Penobscot County when someone tossed a firecracker over a drop-off near the camp site, Linscott said.

McKay and two others were trying to put out the fire when McKay got too close to the edge and fell, he said.

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