A man seen admiring the view from atop a cliff at Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina, was later found dead at the bottom of it, according to the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation.
The discovery was made around 10 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23, after rescuers began looking for someone reported missing in the park, officials said in a news release. Grandfather Mountain is about 110 miles northwest of Charlotte.
“The individual had last been seen at one of the park’s overlooks,” officials said. “After a search, rescue crew located a deceased adult male at the base of a cliff and recovered the body.”
Avery County Sheriff’s Office detectives classified the incident as “an accidental fall that resulted in a fatality,” the park said. However, the investigation is ongoing, according to officials.
The identity of the man has not been released as of Oct. 24.
Investigators did not reveal the name of