Alaska Air Guardsman Dies in Maryland After Fall

A 26-year-old member of the Alaska Air National Guard has died of injuries suffered when he fell from the balcony of his seventh floor hotel room in Baltimore, Maryland.

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by Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A 26-year-old member of the Alaska Air
National Guard has died of injuries suffered when he fell from the
balcony of his seventh floor hotel room in Baltimore, Maryland.

Maj. Guy Hayes said Friday that Senior Airman Cameron Mixsooke
of Kenai was returning to Alaska after a six-month deployment in
Kuwait.

Hayes says witnesses reported seeing him climb over the balcony
railing and fall Thursday. He was pronounced dead at Baltimore
Washington Medical Center. The spokesman says it's unclear why he
climbed over the railing. The death is under investigation.

Mixsooke was a member of the Air Guard's 176th Civil Engineer
Squadron. He had been an Alaska Air Guard member since 2007 and had prior Army service.

He is survived by his wife, Samantha, of Kenai, and his parents,
Sharon & Reuben Mixsooke of Unalakleet.