The Transylvania Times -

Man Dies Visiting Rainbow Falls

 

June 25, 2018



A 42-year-old from Charleston, S.C., John Schaffer, died Saturday at Rainbow Falls after he tried to rescue his dog who fell in the water.

Lake Toxaway Fire Rescue Chief Carmon West said they got the call for service at 10:30 a.m. and located the Schaffer’s body downstream from Rainbow Falls trapped under a rock in a pool of water.

“His dog got in the water between Turtleback Falls and Rainbow Falls, and he got in trying to retrieve the dog,” West said.

Schaffer was carried over the falls because of the strong current. Just before 1:30 p.m., rescue workers were in the process of...



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