Man jumps 250ft to his death in volcano crater

Image via Daily Mail by Panoramic Images, Leo Adonis Facebook

A man was found dead 250 feet below the Crater Rim Trail at the Volcanoes National Park, specifically in Kilauea volcano in Hawaii.

Leo Adonis, who was born Gregory Michael Ure, may have taken his own life by jumping to his death,

His father said that the 38-year-old really loved Hawaii, which  is known for its tropical weather and beaches that make you feel like you’re in paradise. He added that his son left a parting note in his backpack. It was on a Saturday at 7pm when two hikers found a backpack which was believed to have been his with the note inside it. His body was discovered the next morning as the rangers searched all over with their helicopters.

Another relative who called himself Uncle Steve posted a short tribute for him shortly after his death; saying it was difficult for him to process the idea that he felt there was no other way to escape his mental anguish than to take his own life.

“I loved him dearly and will miss him terribly. He was a kind and gentle man who never raised a hand to anyone in anger. May god bless his eternal soul. All my love to you Leo, I hope you’ve found the peace you so painfully searched for.”

There has been four other incidents of people dying from falling off around the crater rim since the year 1990.

Jessica Ferracane, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park spokesperson, said there did not seem to have any foul play and the man died because of the fall. However, the rangers are still conducting an investigation to be sure.

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