Man dies after falling 100 feet at Big Bradley Falls in Polk Co.

SALUDA, N.C. (WSPA) – A man died after falling 120 feet from the edge of Big Bradley Falls in Polk County.

The man has been identified as Lance Konstants Healy, 47, of Charlotte

He was with his two daughters at the time of the accident.

Witnesses say he lost his footing when he stepped down to lookout point for a better view.

Rescue crews were called to the scene just before 5 p.m. Sunday.

Fifty to 60 people from various Polk and Henderson County agencies were on the scene to help with recovering the man’s body, which was difficult due to the darkness and treacherous terrain.

Emergency Management Director Bobby Arledge urged people to use caution and stay away from the edge of waterfalls due to the danger of falling.

 

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