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Binghamton U. student dies while hiking

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ESSEX COUNTY, N.Y. -- A Binghamton University student dies while hiking in the Adirondacks. Matthew Potel, 22, of Croton-on-Hudson was leading seven students on a hike of Mount Colden Friday.

Potel was trying to help a student cross a steep ravine when he fell about 25 feet down the gorge, and died from head injuries.

Potel was in his senior year at BU, and was co-president of the University's Outdoors Club. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP