Update, 1:20 p.m.: The victim has been identified by the Alameda County Coroner’s Bureau as Donald Terrence Odwyer, 60, of Berkeley. UCPD Lt. Marc DeCoulode said witnesses saw Odwyer walking then falling on Grizzly Peak Blvd Sunday. They called emergency services at 8:24 p.m. Moraga and Orinda Fire Department responded. UCPD arrived on scene at 9:45 p.m. after jurisdiction was established. The incident happened on UC Berkeley property. Odwyer was pronounced dead at the scene.
Original story: A 60-year-old Berkeley man died after falling from a look-out spot on Grizzly Peak Boulevard on the evening of Sunday, Aug. 17, according to UC Berkeley Police.
The man, whose name has not been released, fell more than 100 feet to his death after slipping, according to the Oakland Tribune who broke the news.
UCPD said the victim was near Signpost 14 at about 8:20 p.m. Sunday.
It’s the second accidental death this year from look-out areas on Grizzly Peak. On Sunday, May 18, the body of 22-year-old Lorenzo Baltazar-Trujillo of Concord was spotted by a hiker at around 2:30 p.m. Authorities said Baltazar-Trujillo had likely fallen 100 feet from a rocky outcropping that offers a panoramic view of San Francisco Bay.
In November 2012, Jonathan Mendiola Urbina, 24, from San Pablo, died after falling off a rock near Signpost 15 while hiking with friends.
Berkeleyside has calls in to UCPD and will update this story if new details become available.
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