A man fell off the lower tier of Triple Falls at around 3:30 PM Thursday, sustaining head injuries. He was airlifted to Greenville Memorial Hospital. (Update 8/8/07: The man identified as Joseph H. Leonard, 54, of Easton, Md., died on Saturday, August 4 from his injuries).
Cedar Mountain Volunteer Fire and Rescue Deputy Chief Jentsen Rackley said the man was climbing up the rocks when he hit a slick spot and fell 20 feet, hit a ledge and then fell another 10 feet. Our thoughts go out to him and his family, and we hope that he will make a safe and speedy recovery and become one of the rare people who can actually live to tell about the experience, and hopefully prevent other people from doing the same thing he did. This comes the same year as a 21 year old man from Alabama fell to his death at Moore Cove Falls.