20-Year-Old Hiker Falls to Death in Woodbridge

A 20-year-old man fell to his death in Woodbridge while hiking in the West Rock woods Sunday night, according to police.

Police received the report of a missing hiker around 11 p.m. Sunday. Woodbridge police and fire officials searched the area Sunday alongside state police and authorities from Seymour and Hamden.

There they found the body of Woodbridge resident Sam Shekman, who apparently fell from a cliff and onto a rocky area below. according to police.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said his death appears to be accidental.

An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Farmington.

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