Liberty University student dies after hiking accident

BUCHANAN, Va. (AP) — A Liberty University student has died after falling while hiking at Apple Orchard Falls in Botetourt County.

Media outlets report that student Dylan Engel died Wednesday afternoon after falling about 75 feet from a trail.

Crews from Buchanan Fire Department, Blue Ridge Fire Department, Eagle Rock Fire Department and Botetourt County Fire and EMS responded. Upon reaching Engel, crews tried to resuscitate him but were unsuccessful.

Liberty University issued a news release confirming that Engel was a student there.

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