Teen Dies After Falling In Hocking Hills

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Associated Press

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Updated Wed, Aug 6, 2014 2:21 pm

Friends and family are mourning the death of an 18-year-old man who died after falling 100 feet during a hike in a southeastern Ohio state park.

Hocking County Coroner David Cummin says 18-year-old Zachary Doherty of Uniontown in Stark County was off the posted trail when he fell Sunday night in Hocking Hills State Park.

Cummin says Doherty was hiking with his girlfriend. She was a short distance away and took a photo of him standing near the waterfall moments before he fell.

Family and friends gathered at Doherty's northeast Ohio high school on Monday night for a vigil.

Officials say this is the first death this year in the park, about 50 miles southeast of Columbus. Three people were killed in cliff falls last year.

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