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New York state trooper dies after falling into gorge during training

Nov. 20, 2013 at 7:21 PM

CASTILE, N.Y., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- A New York state trooper died after falling into a gorge at Letchworth State Park during a training exercise Wednesday, police said.

The trooper was identified as Ross Riley, who was part of a special operations response team, Sgt. Michael Hockey of the state police in Warsaw told the (Rochester) Democrat and Chronicle.

WGRZ-TV in Buffalo said the emergency call came in just after 1 p.m.

Topics: State Police