Coast Guardsman dies in fall from Kodiak Island cliff
August 2, 2019 11:40AM AKDT
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) – A 25-year-old Coast Guardsman died in a fall from a cliff on Kodiak Island.
Alaska State Troopers say Ricky Reese Jr. died Wednesday after falling about 60 feet (18.3 meters).
Reese and a friend before the fall had been hiking on a cliff overlooking Buskin Beach.
Emergency medical technicians and the Coast Guard Fire Department responded and attempted life-saving efforts.
Reese was transported to the Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Reese was originally from Georgia. His hometown was not released.