American tourist dies after fall in Kalimpong

Mukesh Sharma

Kalimpong,10th Sept
An American tourist dead body was recovered today near the Mongpong fountain under Kalimpong PS area . The name of the deceased American is Ruben Lamar Fox (21).

Darjeeling's Superintendent of Police Amit Jawalgi told today that Ruben Lamar Fox (21) from Pennsylvania and his friend Ethan Phelps, from florida, went on a casual ride by scooter  on Sevoke Hills under Kalimpong area  yesterday where they saw a Jhoda commonly known as Ganesh Jhoda they saw a natural waterfall and the rocks which attracted them and after which the duo climb up the mountain yesterday evening and when they found a lake Fox tried to bath and in this he slipped into the water and died after slipping informed SP .

 Fire bridage officer were called from Malbazar yesterday to recover the body but were unsuccessful due to difficult terrain and darkness. Today from 6 am onwards again the operation started. With the full help of local the dead body of Fox was recovered and later sent to NBMC for Post Mortem. The exact reason for death will come from the PM report. 

Meanwhile a case of unnatural death has been recorded in Kalimpong PS. The American Consulate in Kolkatta has been informed about Fox Death .

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