The Asheville Citizen-Times is reporting that a person is dead following an accident at Rainbow Falls in Gorges State Park yesterday evening. The waterfall is off Whitewater Road on the Horsepasture River in Transylvania County.
The incident was reported at 6 p.m., a Transylvania County emergency dispatcher said this morning. No information on the identity of the victim has been released.
BlueRidgeNow.com reports that the person fell 150 feet off of the falls and onto rocks.
The U.S. Forest Service is heading the investigation into the accident.
The death is the second in a little more than a week at a Western North Carolina waterfall. A 41-year-old Wake County man who was on vacation died at Elk River Falls in Avery County on May 29.
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