Man dies after falling on Signal Mountain

SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, Tenn. (AP) -- Police have released the name of a man who fell to his death down Signal Mountain.

WRCB-TV reported the Signal Mountain Police Department stated in a news release Thursday the victim was 50-year-old Harvey Cagle of Signal Mountain.

There were varying accounts of how far Cagle plunged, but a Hamilton County emergency management spokeswoman said it was "at least four stories."

Spokeswoman Amy Maxwell said the injured victim had been in the cold water at Rainbow Falls for at least an hour when rescuers reached him Wednesday afternoon in difficult terrain. Maxwell said Cagle died before he could be brought to a waiting ambulance.

A friend who was hiking with Cagle called for help after the victim fell.


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