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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.

A man was airlifted from Harmon Field after falling 60-70 feet from Melrose Falls between Tryon and Saluda Sunday afternoon. (Photo submitted by Robin Turner)

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.