01 September 2019
 
  
 NEW YORK STATE POLICE
 Captain Michael Drake
 Acting Troop F Commander
 

  
PRESS RELEASE
 

The New York State Police investigated an Accidental Death in the Town of Hunter that occurred on August 31, 2019 at approximately 11:00 am.  State Police responded to a 911 call of an unresponsive male at a routinely frequented cliff diving location known as Fawn’s Leap, off Route 23A.  Investigation revealed, the victim was hanging onto a rock ledge, when a portion of the rock broke from the ledge, causing the victim to fall. Life saving measures at the scene were unsuccessful. The victim was a Cadet Candidate at the United States Military Academy Preparatory School, located at West Point, N.Y.  The victim’s name is being withheld for 24 hours per Department of Defense policy. 

 
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