Chattanooga police identify man who fell to his death

Chattanooga police identify man who fell to his death

December 3rd, 2012 by Staff Report in Local Regional News

The Arts Bluff District and the Hunter Museum, as seen from the Walnut Street pedestrian Bridge

Photo by Tracey Trumbull/Times Free Press.

Chattanooga police have identified the victim from a fatal fall as 22-year-old Tsani Youngdeer from Cherokee, N.C.

Police and emergency responders were called just before 7 p.m. Saturday after Youngdeer fell from a walking path near the Hunter Art Museum, said Master Patrol Officer Nathan Hartwig in a released statement.

He was found on the rocks below and was pronounced dead at the scene. Youngdeer climbed over the railing and fell to his death. Investigators believe alcohol was a factor, Hartwig said.