ORCHARD PARK, NY – A 15-year-old boy died in an accident on the Eternal Flame Trail of Chestnut Ridge Park Thursday at around 6 p.m.
Officials say the teen, Joshua Kuebler, was hiking with family members but may have become separated from them when the accident occurred. Details are sketchy but it appears he may have fallen 50 to 75 feet into the ravine that leads to the trail.
Erie County Sheriff's Office deputies and Orchard Park fire and police personnel were at the scene. A nurse who was in the park attempted CPR but, he could not be saved.
This was the second time in the same day that emergency crews were called to the park. Earlier, a man was hurt when he slipped and fell from a rope swing. That accident happened just before 3 p.m. The victim walked out on his own with first aid personnel.