Man dies in fall from North Carolina waterfall

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TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. — Authorities have identified the man who died after falling from Moore Cove Falls Tuesday.

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office told WLOS 23-year-old Walace Rice Parish, of Melbourne, Florida, was in the area visiting friends.

At approximately 5:10 p.m. Transylvania County 911 received a call stating that a male subject had fallen over Moore Cove Falls. Moore Cove Falls is located on a trail approximately .7 miles from U.S. 276 between Looking Glass Falls and Sliding Rock in Pisgah National Forest.

Transylvania County EMS and Transylvania County Rescue Squad responded to the scene where they located the male lying at the base of the falls. Resuscitation efforts were attempted until it was determined that the subject’s injuries were fatal. Transylvania County EMS personnel pronounced the subject deceased on scene.