COPPER CENTER, Alaska (AP) – A 52-year-old Ohio man died after falling from a mountain top in a national park.
David Shrider toppled the slope of Donoho Peak in Wrangell-St. From a height of 46 meters on Friday. Elias National Park and Preserve near Kennecott, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve said in a press release on Saturday.
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“Just before the fall, a family member of the hiking group reported that he asked for help and then rolled down a slope about 50 meters. When a member of the group found him, he was dead. His son, who was a member of the party, called 911, “said the park.
Wrangell-St. Members of the Elias National Park and Preserve Search and Rescue Team and an Alaska State Trooper used a helicopter to retrieve the hiker’s body on Saturday afternoon, the park said.
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According to a Facebook post about his death from the university’s Farmer School of Business, Shrider was a professor at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and director of the school’s global business programs. He graduated from Miami University in 1992 and became a professor there in 2004, the school announced.
“David was deeply loved as a precious friend and colleague to many at Farmer School, Miami University and the entire Oxford community,” the school said in the Facebook post. “His positive influence and connection with his students was immeasurable, leading to his being named an Outstanding Professor in 2020 by the Miami University Associated Student Government.”
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