Latest Waterfalls News

Teen from Florida dies in fall at South Carolina waterfall

Oct. 7, 2020 8:57 PM EDT

SUNSET, S.C. (AP) — A 14-year-old Florida boy has died after falling from the top of a waterfall in South Carolina, authorities said. Isaiah Oertel fell 75 feet (23 meters) off the Laurel Fork Falls on the Foothills Trail in Pickens County on Monday evening, investigators said. Emergency responders said...

Hiker dies after falling from waterfall in White Mountains

Sep. 27, 2020 9:30 AM EDT

LIVERMORE, N.H. (AP) — A hiker was killed Saturday after falling from a waterfall in the White Mountains, according to the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. The man had been hiking with two friends but went ahead to follow a trail to the top of Arethusa Falls, the department said. When his friends...

Man dies after falling into water at Vermont waterfall

Sep. 24, 2020 12:18 PM EDT

STOWE, Vt. (AP) — A New York City man is dead after he fell into the water at a well-known Stowe waterfall, Stowe police said. Rescue crews were called to Bingham Falls around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday after receiving reports a person had fallen into the water and not resurfaced. A second person who had fallen...

Illinois man drowns in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Sep. 16, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The National Park Service says an Illinois man is believed to have drowned in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park after falling into a natural wonder known as “Midnight Hole." The park service identified the man as Yogesh Patel, 25, of Oak Forest, Illinois. Patel fell into...

Utah girl hospitalized after falling near mountain resort

Sep. 14, 2020 12:09 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An 11-year-old girl has been hospitalized after she fell at a waterfall above the Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah this past weekend. The Utah County sheriff's office said the girl sustained a serious head injury after falling 70 feet (21 meters) and was flown by helicopter to Primary...

The 'Hanging Lake miracle': Fire spares popular destination

Aug. 29, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — It was an anxious moment on the afternoon of Aug. 14 when the Grizzly Creek Fire operations flight passed over Hanging Lake in Glenwood Canyon. White River National Forest Supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams and Marcia Gilles, deputy district ranger for the Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger...