West Point Cadet Dies In Cliff Diving Incident

(Hunter, NY) -- A West Point Cadet is dead following a cliff diving accident in the Catskills on Saturday. 

Police say the victim was at a popular cliff diving location known as Fawn’s Leap in the Town of Hunter, when a part of the rock he was hanging from broke, causing him to fall. State police responded to the scene and performed life-saving measures, which were unsuccessful. 

The U.S. Military Academy at West Point identified the victim as 20 year old Benjamin Bochtler from Nebraska.

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