Del. Man Dies After 35-Foot Fall on Appalachian Trail

Friday, Aug 23, 2013  |  Updated 4:47 PM EDT
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Del. Man Dies After 35-Foot Fall on Appalachian Trail

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Authorities say a Delaware man hiking the Appalachian Trail in Berkshire County has died after a 35-foot fall down a steep ravine.

Sheffield Police Chief Eric Munson identified the victim as 28-year-old Benjamin Lewis of Newark, Del.
Munson tells The Berkshire Eagle Lewis fell Wednesday afternoon at Race Brook Falls near the Connecticut border. He said it was “an unfortunate accident.”

The chief said Lewis was hiking with his 22-year-old brother Luke, who didn’t see the fall. He wasn’t injured.

Munson says he was one of the first people on the scene after getting an emergency call at about 1:45 p.m. He said arrived to find a group of college students trying to help Lewis. He died as rescuers rushed him from the scene.
 

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