HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Officials have released the identity of the 18 year-old man who fell to his death this past weekend at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.
Park rangers said the victim has been identified as Maximilian Von Arx, of Illinois.
Rangers said Von Arx was hiking with a friend and the friend’s family when he attempted to jump from one rock ledge to a lower ledge. He lost his footing and could not recover.
Officials said they are no immediate safety concerns or suspicious circumstances.
The Heights are extremely popular to hikers, however, some residents said there are few regulations to keep visitors safe.