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Teen Drowns After Jumping
From Waterfall in the Catskills
Aug 11, 2023 2:00 AM CDT
Teen Drowns After Jumping From Waterfall in the Catskills
He and a friend got caught in current at the base
- A teenager from New York City died after jumping from the ledge of a waterfall in upstate New York's Catskill Mountains on Tuesday afternoon. The Brooklyn 16-year-old and a friend both jumped from the Fawn's Leap waterfall, which is about 24 feet above the surface of the water,...
Are Flowing the
in case you missed it
Aug 16, 2020 10:20 AM CDT
Now Waterfalls Are Flowing the Other Way
At least off the coast of Australia, where high winds wreak havoc with flowing water
- Aerial footage out of Australia shows something bizarre—waterfalls pouring over cliff edges and flying back up from whence they came, LiveScience reports. In one magical case, a rainbow even forms amid the spray. There's an explanation, of course, which involves strong winds and heavy rains that have...
Hiker Drags Himself for 2 Days
After Waterfall Plummet
Sep 20, 2019 7:40 AM CDT
Hiker Drags Himself for 2 Days After Waterfall Plummet
Considering everything that went wrong, Neil Parker is lucky to be alive
- "This is not a nice way to die." That was all Neil Parker could think as he dragged himself along the ground on Australia's Mount Nebo after getting injured during a weekend hike. Luckily, the 54-year-old lived to tell the tale of his two-day ordeal, which began...
Fall Over Edge
Sep 12, 2019 11:50 AM CDT
Woman's GoPro Captures Terrifying Fall Over Edge of Waterfall
Fortunately, Heather Friesen survived the experience in Hawaii
- Heather Friesen was peering over the side of a Hawaii waterfall when she went just a little too far, slipped on a wet spot, and fell more than 50 feet—and the GoPro camera strapped to her head was recording the whole time. The resulting video is difficult to watch,...
Big Find Near
Waterfall: a Man's
Aug 20, 2019 8:50 AM CDT
Treasure Hunter's Big Find Near Waterfall: a Man's Last Moments
YouTuber finds GoPro camera of Richard Ragland, who drowned in Tennessee in 2017
- A recent find in the waters near a Tennessee waterfall won't bring back Richard Ragland, who drowned there two years ago, but it may answer a few questions and bring his family some closure. YouTuber Rich Aloha, who hunts for treasure as a hobby, tells WSB that he was...
Man Survives Being
Swept Over Niagara Falls
Jul 10, 2019 2:32 AM CDT
Man Survives Being Swept Over Niagara Falls
High water level may have saved man in crisis
- A man "in crisis" jumped into the Niagara River and was swept over Niagara Falls early Tuesday, authorities say—but if it was a suicide attempt, it was not a successful one. The man, who went over Horseshoe Falls, by far the biggest of the three waterfalls at Niagara...
She Reportedly Died Taking a
Pic. That's Not What Happened
in case you missed it
Jun 8, 2019 11:29 AM CDT
She Reportedly Died Taking a Pic. That's Not What Happened
35-year-old mom was reaching for tree branch when she went over waterfall in California
- A death in California last Friday is still a tragedy, just not quite the one initially thought. Although it was reported that a 35-year-old mom—identified by the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office as Dina Espinosa, though a GoFundMe set up in her name calls her Stephanie—had fallen...
She Was Snapping
Pics of the Falls.
Then She Slipped
Jun 1, 2019 8:30 AM CDT
She Was Snapping Pics of the Falls. Then She Slipped
Officials warn others about selfies, other photos after woman dies in California
- Another death linked to a picture-taking session, this time in California. Fire officials say the body of a "young woman" was found Friday in a bay at Emerald Bay State Park, which is in South Lake Tahoe, per Fox News . "Crews from the Tahoe Truckee Regional Rescue Team...
They Sought Adventure,
Died While Pursuing It
Jul 6, 2018 8:08 AM CDT
They Sought Adventure, Died While Pursuing It
Travel vloggers die in fall from BC waterfall
- Three Canadians who shared their love of travel with 1.1 million subscribers on Instagram and another 500,000 subscribers on YouTube died this week after tumbling over a waterfall. The content creators for High on Life were swimming in a rock pool above Shannon Falls near Squamish, BC, around...
Scientists Figure Out Mystery
of 'Bloody' Antarctic Waterfall
in case you missed it
Apr 29, 2017 1:34 PM CDT
Scientists Figure Out Mystery of 'Bloody' Antarctic Waterfall
Blood Falls gets its liquid from large brine source underneath glacier: scientists
- The only thing that has moved slower than Taylor Glacier is progress on solving a 100-year-old mystery about the famous red waterfall nearby—until now. Since 1911, when a scientist first stumbled across Antarctica's Blood Falls, researchers have been scratching their heads about a flow of salty water leading...
20 Dead After
Mar 20, 2017 9:16 AM CDT
20 Dead After Freak Accident at Waterfall
The victims were mostly high school students
- It's one of Ghana's top tourist draws, and on Sunday, the scene of a freak tragedy. Some 20 high school students were killed at the Kintampo waterfalls when a tree or trees (media reports differ on the number) fell at the top of the falls and toppled on...
Appears for Only a
Feb 15, 2017 5:01 PM CST
Yosemite's 'Firefall' Appears for Only a Few Minutes Every February
The phenomenon is like catnip for photographers
- Mother Nature is again putting on a show at California's Yosemite National Park, where every February the setting sun draws a narrow sliver of light on a waterfall to make it glow like a cascade of molten lava, the AP reports. The phenomenon known as "firefall" draws scores...
White Rainbows Frequent
Only 2 Places in the World
Jan 2, 2017 9:09 AM CST
White Rainbows Frequent Only 2 Places in the World
Zambia and Kentucky boast monthly displays
- Waterfalls are among the most reliable places to catch a rainbow, but only two on the planet offer up a regular display of its close cousin, the moonbow: Cumberland Falls in Kentucky and Victoria Falls on the Zambia-Zimbabwe border. Also called a white rainbow, a moonbow appears when moonlight (which...
'Leap of Faith'
Sep 14, 2016 11:23 AM CDT
'Leap of Faith' Off Hawaii Waterfall Ends Badly
Yet Shiloh Shahan still wants to try it again
- Shiloh Shahan calls it his "leap of faith." Others call it just plain stupid. While visiting Wailua Falls on the Hawaiian island of Kauai on Sept. 1, the California native decided to ignore the many warning signs and jump an estimated 85 to 173 feet from the top...
Georgia News Anchor
Swept Over Waterfall
Jul 25, 2016 2:18 AM CDT
Georgia News Anchor Swept Over Waterfall
41NBC is mourning Taylor Terrell
- The station 41NBC in Macon, Ga., is mourning news anchor Taylor Terrell, who was swept over a waterfall to her death the day before her 25th birthday. A US Forest Service spokeswoman says Terrell fell 160 feet over Rainbow Falls in Transylvania County, NC, on Thursday after she slipped on...
Man Tries to
May 12, 2016 12:20 PM CDT
Man Tries to Rescue Friend at Waterfall, Both Die
Would-be rescuer fell 150 feet, friend died in hospital
- A man who apparently slipped from the top of a waterfall in North Carolina is dead along with his would-be rescuer. Authorities say Joseph Hopkins, 23, and Davis Zinsenheim, 22, were visiting a resident of the Lake Toxaway area from Georgia on Tuesday when they decided to explore a waterfall...
Boy Killed by
Hike With Uncle
Mar 14, 2016 2:50 PM CDT
Boy Killed by Falling Rock on Impromptu Hike With Uncle
'This was a non-survivable injury'
- Connor McLaughlin, 12, was driving with his uncle when the pair saw Roaring Brook Falls in New York's Adirondacks and decided to make an unplanned stop to hike in and get a closer look Sunday. Tragically, as the boy stood with his uncle Jesse Malone, 40, at the base...
Turn Off Niagara Falls
Jan 25, 2016 2:45 PM CST
Officials' Plan: Turn Off Niagara Falls
New York State wants to replace two ailing bridges
- Plan on visiting the US side of Niagara Falls? Better plan ahead, if you want to see actual falls—because New York state officials want to temporarily stop the water from flowing, Discovery reports. They plan to direct water away from Bridal Veil Falls and American Falls, two of three...
The Solution to Your
Sleep Woes: a Waterfall?
May 7, 2015 11:11 AM CDT
The Solution to Your Sleep Woes: a Waterfall?
Irish falls video has helped so many insomniacs it's now used in medical research
- "Makes me feel at peace," "My headache soon went away," and "With this through my headphones, studying never has been easier" are just a handful of the comments you'll find underneath a viral YouTube video created by UK visual artist Johnnie Lawson. But Lawson...
Both Die at
Jun 30, 2014 1:40 PM CDT
Hiker, Rescuer Both Die at Wash. Waterfall
After hikers fall, tragedy strikes search and rescue team
- A group of hikers got into trouble Saturday at Washington state's Pilchuck Falls, and the night ended with one hiker and one rescuer dead. Four people were on a logging road near the falls when two of them decided to "work their way down toward the falls,"...
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