TRANSYLVANIA CO., NC (WSPA) – A 23-year-old man died after falling from the top of Moore Cove Falls, according to the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Deputies identified him as Walace Rice Parish, 23, of Melbourne, Fla.
Deputies say his death appears to be an accident. Witnesses told them that Parish was climbing the waterfall when he lost his grip and fell about 75 feet.
The fall is under investigation by the sheriff’s office and the U.S. Forest Service.
Moore Cove Falls is located in Pisgah National Forest.