Man falls from waterfall near Tryon

Published 8:00 am Tuesday, April 3, 2018

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.

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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.