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Offbeat South Carolina man tries to rescue dog at NC waterfall, dies

02:10  25 june  2018
02:10  25 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

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A South Carolina man has died while trying to rescue his dog at a North Carolina waterfall . John Shaffer, 42, was visiting Rainbow Falls at the Pisgah National Forest His wife, who he was travelling with, said he slipped and got caught in the current which carried him over the 150ft high waterfalls .

Authorities say a South Carolina man died when he tried to rescue his dog at a waterfall in western North Carolina . News outlets report 42-year-old John Shaffer died Saturday after going over Rainbow Falls in the Pisgah National Forest, just outside Gorges State Park.

Brevard North Carolina Looking Glass Waterfall near Asheville with Fall Colors in Pisgah National Forest on Blue Ridge Parkway. (Photo by: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images) © Getty Brevard North Carolina Looking Glass Waterfall near Asheville with Fall Colors in Pisgah National Forest on Blue Ridge Parkway. (Photo by: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images) BREVARD, N.C. — Authorities say a South Carolina man died while trying to rescue his dog at a North Carolina waterfall.

News outlets report 42-year-old John Shaffer died Saturday after going over Rainbow Falls in the Pisgah National Forest, just outside Gorges State Park in the western part of the state.

Lake Toxaway Fire and Rescue Chief Carmon West says Shaffer was carried over the falls when he jumped into the water to rescue his dog. Crews searched for five hours before recovering his body Saturday afternoon.

West says it was the first death at Rainbow Falls since 2016, when a 24-year-old TV news anchor from Georgia, Taylor Terrell, fell 185 feet (55 meters) from the falls. Terrell was wading in the stream that flows over Rainbow Falls when she lost her footing.

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