Brewer H.S. student dies after fall in Acadia National Park

A 17-year-old in Maine died after falling while hiking in the Acadia National Park on Friday. (Source: WABI)
Published: Apr. 14, 2023 at 4:43 PM EDT
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ACADIA NATIONAL PARK , Maine (WABI) - A 17-year-old boy has died after falling near the Otter Cliff area in Acadia National Park Friday.

A letter from the Brewer High School superintendent and principal identified the boy as Bryce Basso, a junior at the school.

Park officials say Basso, who was hiking with friends, fell about 25 feet.

Park Rangers along with Bar Harbor police and fire crews responded at noon and performed CPR.

The incident has been reported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for investigation.

Brewer High School will be open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with counselors on-hand for support.

If you’re looking to support the Basso family, you can head to this GoFundMe page.