Georgia teen dies in fall at Alabama waterfall
GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — A Georgia teenager is dead after slipping and falling in the gorge below a waterfall in Alabama.
The Gadsden Times reports the 19-year-old from Rome, Georgia, died Tuesday evening while hiking with a group at Noccalula Falls.
The victim’s name hasn’t been released. But Gadsden Fire Chief Stephen Carroll says she fell off rocks below the waterfall and went into a creek that runs through a gorge.
Police found the teen more than a half-mile from the base of the falls. They began resuscitation efforts that lasted more than an hour.
Two other people who were with the victim had to be rescued from a rocky area within the creek.
Information from: The Gadsden Times, http://www.gadsdentimes.com