Woman dies after falling at Rainbow Falls


    The scene near Rainbow Falls on Thursday, where a woman fell to her death. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

    TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY -- Emergency responders confirm a woman died after going over a waterfall in Transylvania County.

    Lake Toxaway's Deputy Fire Chief Bobby Cooper confirmed a 24-year-old woman had fallen 185 feet off of Rainbow Falls.

    Cooper said crews recovered her body around 8:30 p.m.

    The identity of the victim hasn't been released as next of kin have not yet been notified.

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    Cooper said the incident is still under investigation by the United States Forest Service.

    News 13 is following this developing story and will post updates as they become available.

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