Man dies after fall from waterfall in Transylvania Co.

BREVARD, NC (WSPA) – One man has died after falling from Moore Cove Falls in Pisgah National Forest in Transylvania County.

The man fell just before 3 p.m. Wednesday between Looking Glass Falls and Sliding Rock near Highway 276.

The victim has been identified as 24-year-old Kim Quang Le of Vietnam.

Witnesses told deputies that Le was climbing up the side of the falls and across the top of the falls before he fell.

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office says Le fell between 50 and 75 feet.

Rescue crews say the man died at the scene from his injuries.

Le was on a camping trip with four friends.

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office assisted the U.S.Forest Service Law Enforcement with the investigation.