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  • Writer's pictureJoe Lyons

Tragedy Strikes: 77-Year-Old Falls To His Death On Mohican State Park Gorge Trail


Ashland County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Officers, and Loudonville Fire Department & EMS responded to the Mohican State Park "GORGE TRAIL" after a 911 caller stated that a male subject had fallen down the nearly 260 ft. ravine.


Andy Chow, an ODNR spokesperson, confirmed that Ohio Department of Natural Resources Officers are investigating the death of a hiker, at Mohican State Park. ODNR Officers received the call about this tragedy, on Thursday, Oct. 12th, at 11:59 a.m.


“The person was believed to be on the designated trail, and no foul play was suspected,” Commented ODNR spokesperson Andy Chow. “The investigation is ongoing and there is no further information at this time.”


Chow concluded, “ODNR reminds all visitors to stay on trails and follow park safety instructions.”


According to the Ashland County Coroner's Office, Michael Cassady, 77, of Hilliard, Ohio died from injuries sustained in the fall.

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