Another Ramsey Cascades Waterfall Death From Fall
There has been another Ramsey Cascades waterfall death from a fall. An unidentified man has died after falling about 80 feet from the Ramsey Cascades waterfall in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The 37-year-old man was hiking in the area and was witnessed walking across the top of the waterfall before he fell. By the time park rangers arrived to the scene the man was dead. The accident happened on Sunday but his body was recovered on Monday. Ramsey Falls has been the site of other deaths in the past from falls. Falls around waterfalls in the spring and summer months are not uncommon. Many hikers and visitors like to cool off and enjoy the waterfalls in the park. But park rangers caution how dangerous the wet slippery rocks can be due to the smooth round rocks in the water and the algae that grows on the rocks.
Ramsey Cascades waterfall is 100 feet tall. It is the tallest waterfall in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The top of Ramsey Cascades has a waterfall has a picket fence around the top of the falls area to block access as well as multiple warning signs. Please head the barriers and read and follow the warning signs. The park rangers warn the water may not look deep but the rocks are very slippery, resulting in falls, injuries and even death.
Here is the view from the top of Ramsey Cascades Waterfalls…