California Maritime Cadet Dies in Hiking Fall

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) - The California Maritime Academy is mourning the death of a cadet in a hiking fall while ashore in Vietnam.

A spokeswoman for the Vallejo academy says 21-year-old Cadet Benjamin Daviscourt was hiking in the mountains yesterday when he went ahead of his fellow students.

The group found Daviscourt's body after a two-hour search. He had fallen about 100 feet.

Daviscourt was one of more than 200 Cal Maritime cadets on a summer training cruise.

The ship's crew was in Vietnam to deliver humanitarian goods collected by an Oakland foundation -- including dental and hospital equipment.

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