Young man dies in 50-foot fall at NC waterfall

Photo of High Falls by Ccalvin via Wikipedia.

CEDAR MOUNTAIN, N.C. (WNCN) – A young man died Saturday after a 50-foot fall at High Falls in DuPont State Forest.

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UPDATE: Family and friends mourn NC man who died in fall from waterfall

The identity of the victim has not been released as of Saturday night, but he was described as a man in his early 20s.

The Cedar Mountain Fire Department says the man was in an area he should not have been when he fell.

UPDATE: Family and friends mourn NC man who died in fall from waterfall

The fire department was called to the scene around 4:20 p.m. Saturday.

The incident is under investigation by the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office.

High Falls, a 125-foot waterfall, is located along the Little River in the forest.

The 10,473-acre forest was used to shoot scenes from the 2012 movie The Hunger Games.

— WSPA-TV contributed to this report

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