Ohio Professor Dies Hiking In Alaska

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Authorities found a dead 52-year-old college professor Saturday, according to the Alaska Department of Public Safety.

David Shrider was hiking on Donoho Peak as part of a group of six Friday when he fell down its slope halfway up, Anchorage Daily News and the Department of Public Safety reported. Someone at around 6:30 p.m. Friday then reported to the Alaska State Troopers in Glennallen that Shrider “had requested assistance and then rolled down a steep slope and was deceased after his fall,” the Department stated.

Alaska State Troopers and rangers with the National Park Service used a helicopter Sunday to retrieve Shrider’s corpse and ferry the remaining five from the group to McCarthy, according to the Department’s report. (RELATED: Biden Administration Freezes Oil Leases In Alaska Refuge, Undoing Trump’s Policy)

Shrider’s remains were sent to the State Medical Examiner in Anchorage, and his next of kin were notified, the Department’s report stated.

The deceased was an associate professor at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, with expertise in behavioral finance, corporate finance, and mutual funds. He was the university’s Global Business Initiatives director.

“It is with tremendous sadness that we share the news of the tragic death of David Shrider while backpacking in Alaska,” the university’s Farmer School of Business wrote in a Saturday post on Facebook.

“David was much loved as a valuable friend and colleague of many at the Farmer School, Miami University and the Oxford community at large. His positive impact and connection with his students was immeasurable,” the post stated.