Man Falls To Death At Old Man's Cave

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Updated Mon, Dec 12, 2011 2:05 pm

Update 1:40 p.m. Ohio State Parks officials are now releasing the name of the man who fell to his death into a waterfall within Ohio's Hocking Hills State Park.

Regional Park Manager Chris Grupenhof says William Beinlich, 18, was hiking with some friends yesterday morning when he tumbled approximately sixty feet into the Lower Falls near Old Man's Cave.
 
Grupenhof says Beinlich is from the Chicago area.
 
A fellow hiker pulled Beinlich out of the water and began CPR. 
 
He was pronounced dead after emergency crews arrived on the scene.

 

Authorities say an 18-year-old man fell at least 40 feet to his death into a waterfall within southeast Ohio's Hocking Hills State Park.

Park rangers say the man wandered off a trail near Old Man's Cave Sunday morning, then slipped off a cliff and tumbled into the Lower Falls at the cave.

Ranger Mark Bryant with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources says that a fellow hiker pulled the man out of the water and began CPR.

But the 18-year-old was pronounced dead after emergency crews arrived on the scene.

The man's name was not immediately available.
 

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