Bel Air teenager and recent Harford Tech graduate dies in fall in Pennsylvania

A recent Harford Technical High School graduate fell to his death in Pennsylvania Saturday in what police say was a hiking accident.

Lincoln High, 17, of Bel Air, was hiking with a friend at Bushkill Falls in Pike County, Pa., according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The pair left the trails and were climbing across a steep embankment when Lincoln lost his footing and fell into the falls, according to police. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Although Pennsylvania State Police were also seeking anyone in that area who may have witnessed the fall, they do not believe there was foul play involved in the death and have ruled it accidental.

Lincoln was born in Lawrence, Kan., and is a 2011 graduate of Harford Technical High School, according to his obituary being published in Wednesday's edition of The Aegis.

He worked as a prep cook and host at T.G.I. Fridays in Bel Air and was known for his "snickerdoodles." Lincoln dreamed of owning his own restaurant one day, according to the obituary.

He was also an instructor in Jinumakai Kenjutsu and had reached the level of Brown Belt in Ryobu-Kai karate.

Located in the Pocono Mountains in the northeastern part of the state, Bushkill Falls is known as the "Niagara of Pennsylvania."

The falls, according to its website, is actually a series of eight waterfalls on a swiftly flowing creek that eventually empties into the Delaware River. The highest of the falls is 100 feet. The area around the falls in popular with hikers, bird watchers and nature lovers.

Lincoln is survived by his parents, Howard Stanley and Denise Meyer High of Bel Air, sisters Katerina High of Bel Air, Anastasha Griffin of Redding, Calif., Katiana Dyer of Redding, Calif., and grandparents Euegene Meyer Jr. and Lois E. Meyer of Floresville, Texas, and Michiko High of Cerritos, Calif.

Visitation will be held at Mountain Christian Church in Joppa Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., with services held at the church Saturday at 11 a.m.

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