Tragic Accident at Acadia National Park Claims the Life of a Teenage Hiker

Acadia National Park was the site of a tragic accident last Friday when a 17-year-old boy fell to his death while hiking with friends.

On a sunny day in Maine, a group of high school juniors set out to hike the trails at Acadia National Park. The stunning views of the park were a perfect backdrop for a day of adventure and camaraderie. However, tragedy struck when one of the hikers, 17-year-old Bryce Basso, fell nearly 25 feet near the Otter Cliff area.

First responders were quickly dispatched to the scene around noon local time and performed CPR on the young man, but unfortunately, they were unable to save him. Authorities have stated that Bryce was hiking with his friends when he fell.

As news of the accident spread, the Brewer School District, where Bryce attended high school, released a statement expressing their condolences. Superintendent Gregg Palmer urged the community to keep Bryce and his family in their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Acadia National Park, located on Maine’s Mount Desert Island, is one of the most visited national parks in the United States, attracting millions of visitors each year. The park is known for its rugged coastline, scenic views, and extensive network of hiking trails. While accidents are rare, they can happen, and it serves as a reminder to always exercise caution and be mindful of safety while exploring the great outdoors.