24-year-old man dies after fall from waterfall in NC mountains

(WSPA)

BREVARD, N.C. (WSPA) – One man has died after falling from Moore Cove Falls in Pisgah National Forest in Transylvania County.

The fall happened just before 3 p.m. Wednesday between Looking Glass Falls and Sliding Rock near U.S.-276.

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office says the man fell between 50 and 75 feet.

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Witnesses told deputies that the man was climbing up the side of the falls and across the top of the falls before he fell.

Rescue crews say the man died at the scene from his injuries.

The victim has been identified as 24-year-old Kim Quang Le, of Vietnam. Le was visiting North Carolina from Virginia on a camping trip with four friends.

Deputies say they believe the fall was accidental.

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office assisted the U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement with the investigation.

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