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Woman dies in Blue Ridge Parkway fall

Woman dies in Blue Ridge Parkway fall

A South Carolina woman fell to her death from a steep cliff along the Blue Ridge Parkway Saturday, Sept. 23.


The National Park Service received the report at 12:15 p.m., and rangers arrived on scene at the Glassmine Falls Overlook at milepost 361, north of Black Mountain. They confirmed that Nancy Sampson, 61, of Greer, South Carolina, had succumbed to injuries from her fall. Her body was recovered 150 feet below the overlook by rescuers from Reems Creek Fire Department, with assistance from Mt. Mitchell State Park Rangers and a Trauma Intervention Program of Western North Carolina volunteer.   

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