Charleston man identified after deadly waterfall accident

ROSMAN, NC (AP) - A Charleston man who died after falling 80 feet from a North Carolina waterfall has been identified.

Transylvania Sheriff's Detective Gale Mackey says a 23-year-old Charleston man, identified Tuesday as Zach Jones, fell about 80 feet Saturday afternoon, landing on rocks at the base of the falls. The remote Transylvania County waterfall is known as Sky Falls.

Investigators say Jones and his friends were playing when he fell over the falls and died at the scene. The death is the third this summer at area waterfalls.

In a blog written by a friend, Jones is remembered as a talented musician and a wonderful friend who could make everyone laugh.

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