Authorities identify hiker killed in fall at Annapolis Rock

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BOONSBORO, Md. (AP) - Authorities have identified the hiker who died after a weekend fall from Annapolis Rock, a popular site on the Appalachian Trail.

The man was identified by Maryland Natural Resources Police as 44-year-old Alexei Likhtman of the United Kingdom. His hometown wasn't given Sunday night.

Lt. Art Windemuth, a spokesman for the police agency, says Likhtman was taking photographs while jumping from rock to rock Sunday morning when he lost his balance and fell about 35 feet.

Officials say other hikers began administering first aid, but that the man was pronounced dead about an hour later. No foul play is suspected.

The trail is in South Mountain State Park, about 5 miles north of Boonsboro in Maryland.

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