Wave header image graphic banner
Public Radio For Eastern North Carolina 89.3 WTEB New Bern 88.5 WZNB New Bern 91.5 WBJD Atlantic Beach 90.3 WKNS Kinston 88.1 W201AO Greenville 88.5 WHYC Swan Quarter
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Man dies in fall at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather mountain stewardship foundation.jpg
(File photo: Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation)
/
Officials say a man is dead after a fall at Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina.

Officials say a man is dead after a fall at Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina.

The Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation says a missing person report was made around 10 a.m. Sunday for a man who was last seen at an overlook at the park about 110 miles northwest of Charlotte.

Officials say after a search, crews found a man dead at the base of a cliff and recovered his body.

According to the foundation, the Avery County Sheriff’s Office said it appears to be an accidental fall.

While nothing indicates anything other than an accident, the foundation says investigations are ongoing.

Kelly Batchelor hails from the small crossroads community of Cabin in Duplin County in eastern North Carolina. Since 1989 Kelly has been actively employed in radio.