AK: Goat hunter falls off cliff
November 1, 2010
Area man dies on hunting trip Bruce Cadwalader of Shavertown was hunting
goats in Alaska and fell from a cliff, said state police.
A Shavertown man who was hunting goats in Alaska was killed when he
slipped and fell from a cliff, according to Alaska State Police in
Beth Ipsen, spokeswoman for the state police, said Bruce Cadwalader, 53,
was returning to a hunting camp in Kaiugnak Bay with a guide on Thursday
when he lost his footing and fell down an approximately 50-foot cliff into a
Ipsen said Cadwalader had traveled to Alaska alone to take part in the
hunting trip. Police are not sure what caused Cadwalader to slip.
"They were on their way back to the hunting camp. It appears they were
walking in the dark. The guide heard him shout and found him at the bottom
of a steep cliff," Ipsen said.
Ipsen said the guide was able to reach Cadwalader and attempted to
resuscitate him, but the effort failed. The guide then climbed out of the
ravine and contacted police.
Rescue personnel responded to the scene via a helicopter provided by the
U.S. Coast Guard and airlifted Cadwalader's body from the ravine.
Ipsen said no foul play is suspected. Cadwalader's body was taken to the
medical examiner's office in Anchorage. Officials from the office could not
be reached for comment Monday regarding whether an autopsy would be
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