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Hiker dies in fall from scenic overlook in North Carolina

A hiker died over the weekend in a fall at a scenic overlook in North Carolina.

The Nationwide Parks Service mentioned rescue crew had been dispatched Saturday afternoon round 12:15 p.m. to the Glassmine Falls Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway, about 25 miles northeast of Asheville.

The vantage level presents a view of the waterfall and is on a steep cliff.

A lady’s physique was recovered from the scene, the place she succumbed to her accidents following the 150-foot fall.

She was recognized as Nancy Sampson, 61 years previous, of Greer, S.C.

First responders from Reems Creek Hearth Division rappelled down the cliff and — with help from Mt. Mitchell State Park Rangers and a Trauma Intervention Program of Western North Carolina volunteer — recovered Sampson’s physique.

“We’re glad that considered one of our volunteers was in a position to assist a member of the family on scene. The distraught member of the family lives out of state and was alone following the tragic incident,” the Trauma Intervention Program mentioned on social media.

The NPS didn’t provide another particulars.

“Seeing the waterfall requires a little bit of luck … as this ephemeral falls solely flows after durations of rain. Throughout drier climate it would sluggish to a trickle and even dry up fully,” in accordance with the NPS web site.

The Blue Ridge Parkway hyperlinks Shenandoah Nationwide Park with Nice Smoky Mountains Nationwide Park.

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