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Waterfall Jump Ends Tragically


Ronald Conrad Brown, a former Transylvania County resident, died after jumping off Looking Glass Falls on Sunday, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

The 49-year-old, who was a resident of Navarre, Fla., had been visiting the Pisgah National Forest over the weekend with family when he jumped off the 70-foot-high falls into a 6-foot-deep pool of water.

"He had some injures that occurred when he landed on his back," said Brevard Rescue Squad Chief Vince Stone.

Stone said around 2:39 p.m. the Brevard Rescue Squad and Transylvania County Emergency Medical Service were dispatched to the scene...

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