Man dead after falling from cliff at College Cove

Mad River Union

COLLEGE COVE – A Colorado man fell off a cliff and died Saturday, Aug. 15 at College Cove north of  Trinidad. The man was identified by the Coroner’s Office as  Anthony Wayne Hodson, 46, from Denver, Colo.

The Sheriff’s Office was notified of a possibly deceased person on the beach at College Cove at about 1:30 p.m. Due to the location of the body, assistance was requested by the U.S. Coast Guard, which dispatched a helicopter. The helicopter was able to place a USCG rescue swimmer and one deputy seriff near the deceased person. Investigation at the scene indicated that the deceased person had fallen approximately 75 feet from the cliff above where the body was located. The body was subsequently moved to a safe location by the helicopter.

The Coroner’s Office is treating this incident as an accidental death.


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