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Man Found Dead At Windy Falls


By Lenora Moody

Staff Writer

On Sunday afternoon, the body of a 22-year-old UNC-Asheville student was found at the bottom of Windy Falls, according to Capt. Brian Cash with Lake Toxaway Fire Rescue.

James Karpinos, a senior Sociology major from Chapel Hill, apparently slipped over the top of the falls on Saturday afternoon, Cash said. The falls are part of the Horsepasture River, near Gorges State Park.

Karpinos and a woman were hiking in the woods at the time. Karpinos was well-known on campus as an experienced outdoorsman and as a trip leader for the university's Outdoors Program.


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