09/06/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

James Peter Morss Plunges To Death Setting Off Fireworks In Ouray

OURAY, Colo. -- A Ouray man who stepped back to avoid exploding fireworks plunged 100 feet off a cliff to his death.

According to Ouray County Sheriff Dominic Mattivi, 22-year-old James Peter Morss was with friends shooting fireworks along County Road 361 south of town, just before 3 a.m. Monday.

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