The Coast Guard Cutters SPAR (WLB 206) and Douglas Munro (WHEC 724) are moored at home port while a raft of otters gather in Womens Bay, in Kodiak, Alaska, May 1, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Charly Hengen)

Coast Guardsman Dies in Fall from Alaska Cliff

A 25-year-old Coast Guardsman died Wednesday from injuries suffered when he fell off a cliff in Kodiak.

Alaska State Troopers identified the active-duty Coastie as Ricky Reese Jr. of Georgia. Officials said he was walking along a bluff at Buskin Beach with a friend, overlooking the ocean, when he fell about 60 feet.

Troopers attempted to resuscitate Reese at the scene; he was pronounced dead after being taken to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center.

The Anchorage Daily News reported that the Coast Guard has not yet confirmed Reese’s rank.

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