Crabtree Falls claims another casualty
A 21-year-old man became the 27th fatality at the popular Nelson County waterfall on November 22. Elias Lehman of Dayton, Virginia, slipped and fell 300 feet when he went past the barricade at the top to take photographs, reports the News Virginian.
He was alive, but unresponsive as friends carried him down the trail, which took three-and-a-half hours. On the way, he stopped breathing and efforts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.
In August, 61-year-old Charles Shillito died at Crabtree Falls in what authorities believe was a suicide.