Transylvania County EMS and Transylvania County Rescue Squad responded to the scene, but Le’s injuries were fatal, and no resuscitation efforts were attempted. He was pronounced dead on the scene. The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office is currently assisting the U.S. Forest Service with an investigation into the incident. The fall appears to be accidental.
Moore Cove Falls is located on a trail about 0.7 miles from U.S. 276 between Looking Glass Falls and Sliding Rock.
Waterfalls are frequently deadly when people attempt to climb them. National forest visitors should enjoy waterfalls from a distance and refrain from climbing on or around them.