Georgia teen dies in fall at Alabama waterfall

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Georgia News

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) – A Georgia teenager is dead after slipping and falling in the gorge below a waterfall in Alabama.

The Gadsden Times reports the 19-year-old from Rome, Georgia, died Tuesday evening while hiking with a group at Noccalula Falls.

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The victim’s name hasn’t been released. But Gadsden Fire Chief Stephen Carroll says she fell off rocks below the waterfall and went into a creek that runs through a gorge.

Police found the teen more than a half-mile from the base of the falls. They began resuscitation efforts that lasted more than an hour.

Two other people who were with the victim had to be rescued from a rocky area within the creek.