Military officials said Bochtler was well-liked among his peers and set ‘a tremendous example’ for his fellow cadet candidates. Benjamin K. Bochtler was ‘hanging onto a rock ledge’ at Fawn’s Leap in the Green County town of Hunter, upstate NY – when a portion of the rock suddenly broke off — leading to the 20 year old falling to his death, Saturday morning, circa police said in a press release. A West Point cadet fell to his death at a popular cliff-diving spot upstate, according to cops. The 2014 deaths prompted outcry and a new $450,000 safety plan for the waterfall that included building new fencing, a long stone staircase and a new trail up the waterfall. Thanks for contacting us. New York State Police said they are withholding the name of the victim for 24 hours in accordance with Department of Defense policy. Published: 05:17 GMT, 2 September 2019 | Updated: 07:35 GMT, 2 September 2019. © 2020 New York Public Radio. His brother, Jonathan, was serving in the Army when he died in 2017. A U.S. Military Academy cadet fell to his death Saturday morning after dangling from a ledge at Fawn's Leap, a famous upstate New York cliff-diving spot, New York State Police said they are withholding the name of the cadet for 24 hours in accordance with Department of Defense policy. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. By viewing our video content, you are accepting the terms of our, 20-Year-Old Benjamin Bochtler's Death Comes Almost 3 Months After Training Accident Killed Christopher Morgan And Injured 19 Others. Over the weekend, an aspiring cadet fell to his death at an upstate spot popular with thrill seekers, CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported Monday.

113,669, © 2020 NYP Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved 133,876, This story has been shared 124,187 times. West Orange, N.J., native Christopher Morgan died and 19 others were injured when a 5-ton troop transport vehicle overturned in a wooded area on June 6. Testing chief admits mass-swabbing scheme in Liverpool will NOT spot every Covid-19 patient but CBI... Lockdown-free Sweden ramps up coronavirus restrictions in its three biggest cities after seeing infections... Germany 'must delay all non-urgent surgeries to free up medical staff to treat coronavirus patients'. Life saving measures at the scene were unsuccessful. The world is watching: How newspaper front pages from around the globe are reacting to US election day. Drone video from three years ago shows the allure and the danger at “Fawn’s Leap” in upstate Greene County, where many take the leap from the cliff into the Kaaterskill River more than 30 feet below. Military officials said Bochtler was well-liked among his peers and set “a tremendous example” for his fellow cadet candidates. Benjamin K. Bochtler, a cadet candidate at the U.S. Military Academy, was visiting Fawns Leap, a popular cliff-diving destination on Kaaterskill Creek, near Route 23A in Hunter. Your Ad Choices We are no longer accepting comments on this article. Mario Cuomo Bridge, Garden State Parkway, Campaign 2020: New York City Businesses Preparing For Election Day Protests, MTA Workers Discover Burned, Decomposed Body In Manhattan Subway Tunnel, NYC Businesses Start Boarding Up In Anticipation Of Election Unrest: 'Better Safe Than Sorry', New York Begins Enforcing Law Requiring Back Seat Passengers Older Than 16 To Wear Seat Belts, Polling Hours Extended, New Site Open In Manhattan This Weekend To Ease Long Early Voting Lines In New York City, Caught On Video: Man Randomly Sucker-Punches 12-Year-Old, Walks Away, New Video Shows Moment Sidewalk Collapsed Below Man Waiting At Bronx Bus Stop, CBS2 Has What You Need To Know About New Coronavirus Quarantine Rules In New York State. Emotional Amber Heard hugs family after hearing Johnny Depp verdict: Actress toasts victory with... Now even the Vagina Museum refuses to use the word WOMAN! ‘The unfortunate thing is, with those pictures, there’s nothing informing people that you could get seriously hurt here, too.’. Cadet Candidate Benjamin K. Bochtler, 20, was “hanging onto a rock ledge” at Fawn’s Leap in the Green County town of Hunter when a portion of the rock suddenly broke off — causing his fatal tumble on Saturday morning, police said in a press release. Their father, Edwin, is a retired Army colonel.

This story has been shared 133,876 times. WEST POINT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Tragedy has struck the U.S. Military Academy for the second time this summer.

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