Man dies after falling 70 feet from NC waterfall

Catawba Falls in the Pisgah National Forest. Photo by Wncoutdoors via Creative Commons.

OLD FORT, N.C. (AP) — A man has died after falling about 70 feet from a waterfall in western North Carolina.

McDowell County Emergency Services director William Kehler told WYFF-TV on Sunday the man fell from Upper Catawba Falls in Pisgah National Forest.

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Kehler says the man was airlifted to an Asheville hospital Saturday evening.

The man has not been identified.

Kehler says he’s unsure if the man was alone or with a group.

U.S. Forest Service officials are investigating.

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