70-year-old Falls to His Death at Alabama Waterfall Park

September 21, 2022

Authorities in northeastern Alabama said a 70-year-old man fell to his death at a popular waterfall park.

The man’s name hasn’t been released. DeKalb County Coroner Tom Wilson told AL.com that the man fell from a ledge at High Falls Park in Grove Oak on Saturday afternoon. He fell an estimated 40 to 60 feet (12 to 18 meters).

Rescue crews worked for hours to retrieve the body from the water.

High Falls Park is located in DeKalb County near Guntersville Lake, roughly 35 miles (55 kilometers) southeast of Huntsville. The park is known for its waterfall, a swimming area and hiking trails.