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A beloved University of Miami business professor died after falling 150 feet from the top of a mountain he was climbing in Alaska.
David Shrider, 52, was climbing the 6,696-foot-tall Donoho Peak with his son and four other friends and family on Friday, in Wrangell-St. Elías National Park and Reserve.
They were in the middle of the peak when it fell, according to the Anchorage Daily News.
His body was recovered the next day.
Before the fall, officials said, ‘A family member in the group of hikers reported that he called for help and then rolled approximately 150 feet down a slope. When a member of the group found him, he was dead.
How old was David Shrider?
He was 52 year old.
Her son reportedly called 911 and Alaska state agents
Agents did not specify why he asked for help at the time, but the National Park Service describes the hike as “strenuous.”
Her son reportedly called 911 and Alaska state agents said they received a call about the death of a hiker shortly after 6:30 p.m. Friday.
The park’s search and rescue team and Alaska State Police used a helicopter to retrieve his body around 1:30 p.m. the next day.
His body was taken to McCarthy Airport, reports the Anchorage Daily News, and will be transported to the state medical examiner’s office in Anchorage, so an official cause of death can be determined.
Shrider graduated from the University of Miami in Oxford, Ohio with degrees in finance and economics in 1992.
He returned as a professor there in 2004 and has served as director of Global Business Programs since 2017, he wrote the Farmer School of Business in a Facebook post following news of his death.
“David was well liked as a valued friend and colleague to many at the Farmer School, the University of Miami and the Oxford community at large,” the school wrote in a statement.
“ His positive impact and his connection to his students was immeasurable, resulting in the University of Miami’s Associate Student Government appointing him a featured professor in 2020. ”
“Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife and his children.”
The University of Miami Athletic Department also tweeted: “Our condolences to the Shrider family on the sudden loss of a loving husband, father, son and friend, David.”
The department called him ‘a staple within athletics for many years as an avid supporter, board member and son of former Athletic Director Dick Shrider.
“The epitome of love and honor, David will be missed.”
And one former student, who only identifies himself as Chad on Twitter, wrote: ‘Dr. Shrider was my favorite teacher in Miami. But, more than that, he considered him a friend.
Damn, I hate that he’s gone. Rest in peace, David.
His death comes amid a series of rescues in the 13.2 million acre national park.
On May 26, a man walking near the same mountain was rescued after surviving a fall of hundreds of feet down a snow-covered slope and onto a cliff, according to the Anchorage Daily News, and on May 31, the crews rescued two people whose helicopter had crashed in the park three days earlier.
Then on June 1, the Daily News reports, the Alaska National Guard rescued a dozen mountaineers who were stranded on the Klutlan Glacier amid several days of bad weather.
David Shrider Quicks and Facts
- David Shrider, 52, a business professor at Miami University, died on Friday after falling 150-feet down Donoho Peak in Alaska
- He was reportedly halfway up the mountain and had started complaining that he needed help before he tumbled down the mountain
- Schrider was hiking with his son and four other friends and family members
- His son immediately called 911 after he fell
- Shrider’s body was recovered on Saturday afternoon and will now be brought to the state medical examiner’s office for an official cause of death
- His death comes amid several rescues at the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve in Alaska over the past month