Man falls from waterfall near Tryon
Victim airlifted to area hospital
TRYON — A man fell 60 to 70 feet from Melrose Falls near Tryon on Easter Sunday.
First responders from Polk and Henderson counties were among local officials who made the rescue.
The waterfall is near Twin Bridges, between Tryon and Saluda off U.S. 176.
The fall occurred around 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The Tryon Fire Department, Saluda Fire & Rescue, Polk County EMS, Polk County Emergency Management and the Henderson County Rescue Squad rescued the man.
The rescue took several hours, with the man being airlifted to Mission Hospital around 6:30 p.m. from Harmon Field.
As of Monday morning, the victim was still in the hospital, with his condition unknown.