OLD FORT, NC (AP) - A 22-year-old man has died after falling about 70 feet from a waterfall in western North Carolina.

The McDowell County Sheriff's Office says Charles Adam Muzic fell from Upper Catawba Falls in Pisgah National Forest Saturday afternoon.

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Kehler says Muzic was airlifted to an Asheville hospital Saturday evening where he died.

A witness said she turned around for a moment and Muzic was gone. She hiked back down and saw he was injured and called 911.

U.S. Forest Service officials are investigating.