Girl Falls Down Waterfall In Park
A young girl falls down waterfall in the National Park. A 7-year-old child from Kentucky fell in The Great Smoky Mountains Thursday July 30, 2015. The girl fell about 30 feet after climbing the Cataract Falls in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Sugarlands. The child sustained cut and a concussion. A park ranger from the nearby park headquarters arrived on the scene within minutes. She was taken by ambulance to the medical facility in Pigeon Forge and then was flown to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville about 30 miles away. She is now home recovering.
The accident happened last Thursday at about 11:30am. Cataract Falls is located about a half mile behind the Sugarlands Visitor Center in Gatlinburg, TN. The trail is an easy hike and it only takes about 15 minutes to reach the falls. Sugarlands Visitors Center is the northern gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Cataract Falls in Great Smoky Mountains National Park