A body was found at the bottom of the Fall Creek gorge at around 1:30 pm on August 14th, according to the Ithaca Police Department and eyewitnesses. The body has been identified as Aravind Lakshmanan, a 23-year-old graduate student, according to the Ithaca Police Department. Investigators are continuing to work to discover the cause of death.
Lakshmanan’s death is the third gorge-related death this month.
Lakshmanan was a Ph. D candidate in the field of Applied Physics. Last year Dan Pirfo, then a freshman, was found dead by three fishermen in a spot near where this body was found. The Ithaca Journal reports that just last week a 28-year old man from California drowned after swimming in a popular gorge.
Further details will be added as the Ithaca Police Department completes its investigation.