The State University of New York at New Paltz said Katherine Vollmer, of Rochester, fell to her death at Hasbrouck Park in Kingston.
“We extend our deepest sympathy to Katherine’s family and friends and to the students, faculty and staff who knew her,” SUNY New Paltz President Donald P. Christian said in a statement to the campus community.
Vollmer, a visual arts major, transferred to the university from Monroe Community College in the fall.
The students, who began hiking around 6:30 p.m., were exploring old cement caves and trails, but “the group became lost and found themselves at the edge of a cliff,” police said. continue reading