Hull: Peddocks Island ranger remains on leave following death of Whitman man

As officials from the state Department of Conservation and Recreation continue their investigation into the death of a former park ranger who fell to his death in an elevator shaft in one of the abandoned buildings on Peddocks Island, the island’s caretaker who works for DCR remains on unpaid administrative leave.

Following the death of 35 year-old William Bryan III of Whitman, the caretaker was removed from his post on the island, which is just off the coast of Hull.

Bryan and a group of friends had made an unauthorized visit to the island when he was killed.

A spokesperson for DCR said the Plymouth County District Attorney’s office would decide if any criminal charges should be filed.

About David Skill

Dave Skill’s radio career began in the fall of 1964 when he arrived on the campus of Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA. Dave barely got his bags unpacked when he paid a visit to WCHC, the campus radio station. And, before he knew it, he was spending so much time as a disc jockey and news writer/reporter, it seemed like he was majoring in “radio” and minoring in academics at “The Cross”. As you might imagine, his grades reflected it! During his junior and senior years, he also worked weekends in news and as a disc jockey at WNEB, the CBS radio affiliate in Worcester at the time.