SYLVA, NC (AP) — A 3-year-old Pennsylvania girl was killed after being swept over Whitewater Falls in North Carolina, a sheriff’s office said.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said in a release that Nevaeh Jade Newswanger of Denver, Pennsylvania visited the waterfall with her family, who are staying in Oconee County, South Carolina while she works in the area, news outlets reported .
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Jackson County Emergency Management received a 911 call around 5:50 p.m. Sunday from someone reporting that a little girl “was swept away by the water at the top of the falls and was carried over the edge by the current,” the sheriff’s office reported.
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Rescue teams from Jackson, Transylvania, Haywood, Henderson and Oconee counties responded to the falls and initiated rescue operations to locate the child, the release said. They found the child’s body trapped in an area of the waterfall. Recovery operations were well into Monday when the child was recovered around 1am
The US Forest Service describes Whitewater Falls as the tallest waterfall east of the Rocky Mountains, dropping approximately 400 feet.
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