NRI student dies in hiking accident in US

Rishav Choudhury, 22, a senior at Wooster College in Ohio has died after falling while hiking in a rocky area in Arizona.

He was hiking in a canyon in the Coconino National Forest during a spring break camping trip with his college outdoors club, when he fell more than 100 feet near Cape Verde and died.

Cell phone reception was spotty throughout the area but members of the group were able to call for help. A paramedic hiked through a canyon and river in darkness to reach him, but Choudhury was already dead. The area was secured till Choudhury’s body could be airlifted to the medical examiner’s office.

The incident remains under investigation but no foul play is expected.

Choudhury was a senior majoring in philosophy and also worked as an assistant in the college library.

Kurt Holmes the dean of students at the College of Wooster said they are heartbroken by the news and their thoughts and prayers go to Rishav’s family and friends.

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