Signal Mountain fall victim dies

Signal Mountain fall victim dies

March 14th, 2013 by Staff Report in Local Regional News

A 50-year-old man has died after falling near Rainbow Falls on Signal Mountain.

Photo by WRCB-TV Channel 3 /Times Free Press.

A man who fell in a high-fall accident at Rainbow Falls on Signal Mountain has died, authorities said.

The man was described as a 50-year-old Signal Mountain resident who was walking near the falls with a second person.

Amy Maxwell, spokeswoman for Hamilton County Emergency Services, said the man's name won't be released until his family is notified.

Maxwell said the call came in at 4 p.m. Emergency medical responders reached the man and described his injuries as critical.

She said the body will be extricated this evening and that the Signal Mountain Police Department will handle the investigation and release the name.