Man dies after falling from Transylvania County waterfall

Emergency personnel are on the scene of a waterfall incident in Transylvania County. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

One person has died after falling off a Transylvania County waterfall, according to authorities.

The Transylvania County Sheriff's Office said EMS received a call just after 5 p.m. on Tuesday about a 23-year-old man that had fallen from Moore Cove Falls.

They said he had been climbing on rocks near the top of the falls when he fell about 50 to 75 feet. He died on scene.

The sheriff's office said the person was here on vacation and was at the waterfall with three other people.

The name of the victim has not yet been released.

This is a developing story and will be updated as details become available.

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