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Geocachers Who Have Died While Geocaching (shared, public)

List Owner: Lil Devil

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This bookmark list serves as a memorial to the geocachers who have died while participating in the sport they loved. This is not a complete list. I have found a few references to others, but not enough info to determine the person's name or the geocache. In a few cases below, I did determine the cache but not the geocacher's handle. If you can fill in that blank, or know of other geocachers who died while geocaching, please email me.

Also have a look at ecrane's Gone but not forgotten list which includes memorial caches to cachers who have died (while not geocaching).

Also check out my bookmark list Geocaches Where Dead Bodies Have Been Found

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X   GC Code Cache Name  

GCKCHK Traditional Cache _Unknown geocacher - Another Day At The Office
  On March 13, 2017 a geocacher died after falling 20 meters down a ravine while searching for this cache.  

GCHVCH Virtual Cache billzjeep - Douglas #18 Trappers Trail
  On March 6, 2004, billzjeep and jeeperz1&2 were First-To-Find this cache. Bill died of a heart attack on the trail to the next cache.  

GCV5CQ Traditional Cache Chefhiker - Sawmill Cache on the French Creek
  On April 10, 2006, Chefhiker died of a heart attack while hiking to find a cache. The cache he was attempting is unknown; this is the last cache he logged the previous day.  

GC5HW8Y Traditional Cache Chrysostom - WW I
  On August 1, 2015, Chrysostom was looking for a mountain cache when he fell. His body was found just 50 meters from his car.  

GC4MRFH Traditional Cache d3vil - Poço do Mouro ( Rio Cabril )
  On May 9, 2015, d3vil died while canyoning to get to this terrain 4.5 cache.  

GCD Traditional Cache ECM41 - GCD Geocache
  On August 17, 2014, ECM41 (Eric McDonald) suffered a heart attack while hiking to this cache. Despite more than an hour of CPR, Eric died on the trail before paramedics could reach him.  

GC3PXG1 Traditional Cache gncaz - Chuck's Last First
  On July 7, 2012, gncaz (Chuck Mettille) was First-To-Find this cache at 11:11am. Sadly, he never made it back to his car. Fellow geocachers found his car later that evening and many of them set out on foot to find him. His body was found after midnight. The cache was later upgraded and renamed in his memory.  

GCHWR0 Traditional Cache k123anderson - Running on Empty
  On November 16, 2009, k123anderson (Stuart Anderson) was looking for this cache when he slipped and fell off a 100-foot cliff.  

GCPMAF Traditional Cache Kwesi Sample - Treasure Island
  On May 14, 2013, 21-year-old Kwesi Sample (unknown handle) drowned while trying to swim to this cache from Holden Beach. His body was revovered a few days later. Meanwhile, 1,700 people honored Sample's memory.  

GC28P25 Traditional Cache Txoilgas - I See Dead People...in Ft. Cobb
  On January 28, 2012, Txoilgas (Alan Stricklin) was alone on a caching trip in Oklahoma where he pulled over to the side of the road while driving between caches. Either he wasn't feeling well or he was going to take a nap. He never woke up.

This is the last cache he logged. Then he was on his way to Albert Cemetery.
 

GCQ18B Traditional Cache Unknown geocacher - Bietschtalbrigga
  In May 2010, a geocacher died while searching for this cache. I have no information about the cause, but looking at the terrain rating and pictures, it's not hard to imagine something going wrong.  

GC3JAJH Multi-cache Unknown geocacher - Duivelse projectieboom
  On September 13, 2012 a geocacher fell and died while attempting to find this cache which was hidden in a tree.  

GC3NMG7 Traditional Cache Unknown geocacher - Hold til venstre
  On October 22, 2013, a cacher died of hypothermia while attempting to swim to this cache on a marker bouy approximately 150 meters (500 ft.) offshore.  

GC37G4T Traditional Cache willimax - Tanzstunde
  On December 16, 2011, Willi of Team willimax was killed while attempting this cache when he fell from a pipe that crosses 20 feet above a small river.  
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