A 61-year-old woman plunged about 150 feet to her death from a scenic cliff near the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina, officials from the National Park Service said.
At about noon on Saturday, dispatch operators received a report of a woman who had fallen down a steep cliff at Glassmine Falls Overlook, park officials said in a news release. Rangers who responded confirmed the hiker, identified as Nancy Sampson, of Greer, South Carolina, was dead at the scene after succumbing to injuries from her fall.
Rescuers were able to locate Sampson's body about 150 feet below the overlook. Her body was recovered by first responders from Reems Creek Fire Department, rangers from Mt. Mitchell State Park and a volunteer from a trauma intervention program.