Coast Guardsman from Ga. dies in fall from Kodiak Island cliff

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A 25-year-old Coast Guardsman died in a fall from a cliff on Kodiak Island.

Alaska State Troopers say Ricky Reese Jr. died Wednesday after falling about 60 feet (18.3 meters).

Reese and a friend before the fall had been hiking on a cliff overlooking Buskin Beach.

Emergency medical technicians and the Coast Guard Fire Department responded and attempted life-saving efforts.

Reese was transported to the Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Reese was originally from Georgia. His hometown was not released.

WAGA reported this story from Atlanta.