New details emerge in man’s fall down NC waterfall

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WILKES COUNTY, N.C. — The man who fell down a waterfall in Wilkes County Friday night is a 33-year-old man who is in stable condition, said Chief Robby Bolin of Miller’s Creek Fire Department.

The man fell about 110 feet at Cascade Falls, which is located in E.B. Jeffress Park along the Blue Ridge Parkway in western Wilkes County.

The incident happened at about 6:30 p.m.

Wilkes EMS, Wilkes Rescue, Ashe Rescue Squad, Martin’s Creek Fire Department, Fleetwood Fire Department and Glendale Springs Fire Department responded to the scene.

It took about an hour and a half to rescue the man.

Emergency workers used ropes to get to him, then put him in a stretcher and pulled him up. Crews carried him from the falls to an ambulance. He was then taken to Wilkes Regional and airflighted to Baptist Hospital.

The man who fell was part of a group of four people that stopped to take a photograph. The man climbed on barrier wall and slipped off.


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