NewsLocal NewsButler CountyOxford


Miami University professor died after fall from mountain peak in Alaska park

Posted at 11:01 AM, Jun 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-27 11:07:43-04

MIAMI UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR DAVID SHRIDER, 52 — COPPER CENTER, Alaska (AP) — A 52-year-old Ohio man died after he fell off the peak of a mountain in a national park.

David Shrider, from Oxford, fell 150 feet Friday down the slope of Donoho Peak in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve near Kennecott, the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve said Saturday. Just before the fall, “a family member in the hiking group reported that he asked for help and then rolled approximately 150 feet down a slope. When a member of the group found him, he was dead. His son, who was a member of the party, called 911,” the park said.

Shrider was a professor at Miami University's Farmer School of Business, the university confirmed in a Facebook post Saturday.

According to the Facebook post, Shrider was named Outstanding Professor by the Miami University Associated Student Government in 2020.