A North Salt Lake man died when he fell 80 to 100 feet while on an outing with friends in Big Cottonwood Canyon Sunday afternoon, A Salt Lake County deputy said.

Ronald Davis, 23, was pronounced dead at the accident scene, said Deputy Kent Harrison.Davis had been hiking with two friends on the upper Brighton Loop trail about 3 p.m. He was sitting on a cliff when it gave way, plunging him to the mountainside below. He then tumbled down for some distance.

Search and rescue teams were in the area and responded to the scene immediately.