West Point cadet plummets to his death after 'hanging onto a rock ledge' at NY ...

() West Point cadet plummets to his death after 'hanging onto a rock' right before it broke at popular Fawn's Leap cliff-diving spot in upstate New York New York State Police said the unnamed West Point cadet was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident in Hunter, New York around 11am on Saturday They said the young man tried hanging from the cliff at Fawn's Leap, a popular cliff-diving spot off in the middle of Kaaterskill Creek just above Moore's Bridge  Fawn's Leap has a height of 24 feet, but the total height of the cliffs at the two-stage Kaaterskill Falls is 260 feet Someone tried and failed to revive the man at the scene   The man's name is being withheld for 24 hours in accordance with DOD policy

By Chauncey Alcorn For Dailymail.com

Published: 05:17 BST, 2 September 2019 | Updated: 05:17 BST, 2 September 2019

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A U.S. Military Academy cadet fell to his death Saturday morning after dangling from a ledge at Fawn's Leap, a famous upstate New York cliff-diving spot.

New York State Police said they are withholding the name of the victim for 24 hours in accordance with Department of Defense policy.

Police said the accident happened around 11am on Saturday at the Fawn's Leap portion of Kaaterskill Creek

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