Man Dies in Fall Along South Carolina Mountain Trail

MOUNTAIN REST, S.C. (AP) - A man has died after a fall along a hiking trail in the South Carolina mountains.

Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis said 39-year-old Vincent Keefauver of Spartanburg died Sunday night after falling along the Chattooga River Trail in Mountain Rest.

Addis said in a news release that Keefauver appeared to have been walking the trail toward a road when he fell about 15 feet off a ledge and died from a broken neck. The coroner said the ground was slick from rain that had fallen Sunday afternoon.

Addis said Keefauver and a female friend had hiked the trail earlier Sunday and planned to camp with some friends. The coroner said the woman had gone to their car to get some items for camping.

© 2017 Associated Press


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