Man Plummets To His Death At High Shoals Falls In Burke County

UPDATE 6:16 PM

BURKE COUNTY, N.C. – Lance Huss with South Mountain State Park has confirmed that the victim is Ryan Yount, 25, from Hickory.

Huss says that Lance was with his girlfriend when he lost his footing and slipped.

According to park officials, Yount fell from approximately 80 feet.

Multiple agencies responded to the fall, including Burke County Emergency Services, South Mountains Volunteer Fire Department, Enola Volunteer Fire Department and park staff.

BURKE COUNTY, NC — A man fell to his death at South Mountains State Park Friday afternoon, officials say.

The accident happened around 4:45pm inside the park at High Shoals Falls. High Shoals is an 80-foot waterfall, but Burke County officials could not confirm how far the man fell or other circumstances of his death.

We’re waiting to hear back from state park officials.