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Police Investigate Death of Hiker

For Immediate Release: Monday, September 1, 2014

Detectives from the Major Crimes Division are investigating the death of a 25-year-old male that occurred on a trail along the Potomac River. There is no indication that foul play is a part of this event.

On Sunday, August 31, at approximately 4:38 p.m., Fire/Rescue personnel and officers from the 2nd District responded to a call for a male subject who had been rock climbing along the Potomac River on an island near the Angler Inn boat ramp.

Personnel from Fire/Rescue arrived on the scene and detemined that the subject was deceased.

Preliminary investigation by detectives revealed that the subject and his 14-year-old brother had been hiking when the subject began climbing on an area of rocks. As he was climbing upward, a portion of the rocks gave way, the subject fell, with rocks, including one large boulder, coming down on him. He apparently succumbed to injuries suffered from the fall.  He is being identified as Rian Avarham Khalder, 25 years old, of the 11300 block of Monticello Avenue in Silver Spring. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore will perform an autopsy to confirm the cause of death.

If anyone has information reagrding this event, they are asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240.773.5070


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Release ID: 14-321
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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