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1 dead after fight, 10-foot fall in Berry Creek

One person died in Berry Creek on Monday after a fight broke out between two men.

Posted: Mar. 19, 2019 2:27 PM
Updated: Mar. 19, 2019 2:31 PM

BERRY CREEK, Calif. - One person died in Berry Creek on Monday after a fight broke out between two men. 

At around 6:45 on Monday, the Butte County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call about a disturbance at a home in the 9000 block of Oroville-Quincy Highway. 

The caller said that two men were in a fight when at some point they both fell approximately 8-10 feet down a hill from an elevated platform. 

After falling down the hill, one of the men was restraining the other subject while awaiting the arrival of deputies. 

Upon arrival, deputies found the man being restrained unresponsive. 

Deputies performed CPR in an attempt to revive him, however, he was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

The man who died was identified as James Hyrne, 41, of Berry Creek. Officials believe that alcohol was a factor in the incident. 

No arrests have been made at this point and the other man involved has not been identified. 

The incident is under investigation. Stay with Action News Now for the latest updates as they become available. 

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