Dad Falls to His Death After Turning to Check on Daughters

He was hiking with young daughters in North Carolina
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 14, 2017 9:33 AM CST
Hiker Turns to Check on Daughters, Falls to His Death
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Authorities say a North Carolina man plunged about 100 feet to his death from a lookout rock while hiking with his children, the AP reports. News outlets quote Saluda Fire and Rescue Deputy Chief Zach Pace as saying that the man tripped and fell near Big Bradley Falls after turning around to make sure his daughters were making it down the trail OK. The Polk County Sheriff's Office identified the man on Monday as 47-year-old Lance Healy of Charlotte. Capt. BJ Bayne says Healy was hiking with two daughters, ages 9 and 12. Big Bradley Falls is a 75-foot waterfall in a gorge on Cove Creek near Saluda, North Carolina. (More accidental death stories.)

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