Ohio Hiker Dies After 165-Foot Fall in Kentucky Gorge, Officials Say

Officials say an Ohio man died after apparently hiking too close to the edge of a cliff in Red River Gorge and falling 165 feet.

Powell County Coroner Carl Wells identified the man as 63-year-old Ronald J. Trick, of Powell, Ohio.

U.S. Forest Service officials are still investigating the death, but Cumberland District Ranger Dave Manner says Trick fell Sunday afternoon. He had been hiking deep in the Daniel Boone National Forest.

Manner says the man was a frequent visitor to the gorge.