Woodbridge hiker killed after falling onto rocks - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Woodbridge hiker killed after falling onto rocks

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Sam Shekman was killed in a hiking accident on Sunday. (Facebook photo) Sam Shekman was killed in a hiking accident on Sunday. (Facebook photo)
WOODBRIDGE, CT (WFSB) -

Woodbridge police said a 20-year-old hiker died Sunday night after falling in the area of the West Rock Ridge State Park woods.

Police said they received a report at a little after 11 p.m. regarding a hiker who had not returned home from an early evening hike.

The body of Sam Shekman of Woodbridge was found and police said early investigations revealed that Shekman appeared to have accidentally fallen from the mountain and cliff area onto the rocks below him.

Shekman was a 2012 graduate of Amity Regional High School and was set to enter his junior year at Eastern Connecticut State University.

The investigation is continuing and an autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.

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