On Sunday afternoon in Hyde Park, a Culinary Institute of America student
was killed by electrical shock while hiking on the Franklin D. Roosevelt
According to town police, Noah T. Black, 19, of Portsmouth R.I., was hiking
with 3 other CIA students when he came in contact with low hanging wires,
believed to be owned by Amtrak, at about 1:15 p.m.
The accident occurred on a cliff about 200 feet above the railroad tracks
that run along the Hudson River. The students were not hiking on a marked
trail, however there were no warning signs of the electrical wires.
The emergency rescue crew had to trek through the woods to find Black after
arriving at the estate and immediately performed CPR and used an automated
external defibrillator to attempt to resuscitate Black. He was then brought
to MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical where he was pronounced dead.
The cause of death is still pending autopsy results, but it is not believed
that foul play was a factor.
Mainetti, Mainetti & O'Connor would like to express our deepest
sympathies to the friends and family of Noah Black.