Maryland man dies at Rocks State Park after falling from Queen Seat formation

Kyle

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A 22-year-old man fell to his death at Rocks State Park in Hartford County, Maryland, on Monday, police confirmed to Fox News.

Joseph Buxton, from Savage, Md., was at the park with his friends when he stepped out on to the rocks of the Queen Seat area, lost his footing and fell, Lauren Moses, the spokeswoman for Maryland Natural Resources Police, told Fox News.

The King and Queen Seat rises 190 feet above the park, according to the Department of Natural Resources website, which also has urged hikers to "use caution in this area."

 

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Tragic. Won't be surprised when the nanny state claims there's a "public outcry" to put the site off-limits for our own good.

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PrchJrkr

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This kind of story worries the hell out of me. My son and his cohorts go to Great Falls and hike occasionally. I know how daring and impetuous I was a his age and he's like a mini me. I guess I'll have to realize that he's grown up sometime. But still, a father worries...
 

Bann

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I have been to places similar to that on hikes. There were a couple of times when there were small groups of younger people who were taking big risks at the top of peaks such as this. It irritates me and I struggle to keep my opinions of it to myself, because not only are they taking risks for themselves, but if they fall off the cliff - it's going to be everyone else's problem! Everyone else will be stuck dealing with rescuing or contacting rescue personnel, etc.

The stress of anticipating someone falling like that ruins the view and the solitude of experiencing being at that location for me. When I see someone acting like an idiot, I turn around either go off in another direction or back down where I started. I'm not going to be around when someone falls off the cliff.

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I have been to places similar to that on hikes. There were a couple of times when there were small groups of younger people who were taking big risks at the top of peaks such as this. It irritates me and I struggle to keep my opinions of it to myself, because not only are they taking risks for themselves, but if they fall off the cliff - it's going to be everyone else's problem! Everyone else will be stuck dealing with rescuing or contacting rescue personnel, etc.

The stress of anticipating someone falling like that ruins the view and the solitude of experiencing being at that location for me. When I see someone acting like an idiot, I turn around either go off in another direction or back down where I started. I'm not going to be around when someone falls off the cliff.

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While at the Grand Canyon and watching foolish young men take risks on rocky ledges a ranger glanced at them then at us with stricken looks on our faces and said, "This is America. We cannot stop them from their stupidity. All I can do is call in body recovery if it becomes necessary." Then he proceeded to tell us tales and lore of the canyons.
 

Kyle

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I'd feel more sympathy for their families and the workers that have to mop up the mess they leave behind.
 

WingsOfGold

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This kind of story worries the hell out of me. My son and his cohorts go to Great Falls and hike occasionally. I know how daring and impetuous I was a his age and he's like a mini me. I guess I'll have to realize that he's grown up sometime. But still, a father worries...
Even the millennials do stupid stuff like their fathers before them. Some things don't change, 99.9% chance to look back at ones own stupidity.
 

Bann

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While at the Grand Canyon and watching foolish young men take risks on rocky ledges a ranger glanced at them then at us with stricken looks on our faces and said, "This is America. We cannot stop them from their stupidity. All I can do is call in body recovery if it becomes necessary." Then he proceeded to tell us tales and lore of the canyons.
That's why I leave! I figure if they want to be stupid and thin the herd - then they can go on ahead with their bad selves. But they're not making it my problem, because I wouldn't put my life in danger to help them! I'm outta there. :lol:
 

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in Colorado, they have signs that say, "if you get lost, it may be a while before we find your body". They warn people to be prepared to stay the night if they hike in Colorado from Oct to Apr due to the abrupt weather changes at high altitudes. They have also seen a rise in deaths from falls - the higher mountains attract tons of people, and people wanting the best "SELFIE". which may wind up with them dead at the bottom of the mountain buried under several feet of snow.
 
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