05/14/2012 08:09 EDT | Updated 07/14/2012 05:12 EDT

Man dies in accidental fall from Scarborough Bluffs

Toronto police say the death of a man at the Scarborough Bluffs early Monday morning was a tragic accident.

The man, police say, was at the top of the bluffs, in a small park near Cecil Crescent.

He had been sitting at a campfire, drinking with three friends. Police say he stumbled backwards, fell over the edge and plunged to his death.

Emergency services were called out around 2 a.m.

The man's body was recovered a short time later by members of the police marine unit.

Police have not released any names, though they have confirmed the victim is from Toronto.