“Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Assists with Investigation of Deceased Hiker”

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The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office responded to Twin Falls located on Water Falls Rd at approximately 11:35am after receiving reports of a fallen hiker.

Rescue personnel from several response entities were dispatched to the scene and located an adult male in the water at the base of the falls.

The victim was moved from the water and pronounced deceased at the scene by the Pickens County Coroner’s Office.

The victim was hiking with a group of other adults when it is believed that he lost his footing and fell to his death.

The investigation is still preliminary in nature and the identity of the victim has not yet been released by the Coroner’s Office.  An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow to confirm the manner and cause of death.

Please direct inquiries concerning the identity of the victim to the Pickens County Coroner’s Office later on today.