A California man died after he slid from a cliff while hiking along a trail in Juneau last week, troopers said.
Anthony Michael Medina, 36, was hiking the Perseverance Trail with other people when he slid from a cliff and was seriously injured around 6 p.m. Friday, July 3, troopers wrote in an online statement. A nearby wildlife trooper responded, and help was requested from Juneau Mountain Rescue.
A Spot beacon provided GPS coordinates to searchers, who were able to reach Medina and provide first-aid, troopers said. A chartered helicopter with paramedics on board was dispatched just after 7:30 p.m., troopers said.
Medina was unconscious when the helicopter arrived to transport him to a nearby hospital. Troopers said the helicopter reached the hospital just after 8 p.m. and Medina was declared dead shortly afterward.
The Juneau Police Department is investigating Medina’s death. A spokesman for the troopers said the information was released this week because a responding officer had several days of scheduled leave after the incident.
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