The Transylvania Times -

Deadly Waterfalls


July 9, 2018

Every summer, people slide over one of our many waterfalls to their death. Tragically, this summer has proven to be no different.

The two fatalities thus far this summer have been at Rainbow Falls in the upper end of the county. On July 4, 16-year-old H’Money Siu of Charlotte went over the falls and died. On June 23, 42-year-old John Shaffer also died at Rainbow Falls.

Both victims were trying to save others. Sui apparently was trying to save an 11-year-old family member who was struggling in the water above the falls. Schaffer was trying to retrieve his dog that had been swept downstr...

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