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.