DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. (WAFF) - Authorities confirm a visitor died at DeSoto Falls State Park in DeKalb County on Monday.
The county coroner said a 40-year-old man from Rome, Georgia jumped off the cliff into the water. He didn’t survive.
The victim’s identity has not been released pending family notification.
The man was with other people at the time.
DeSoto Falls State Park superintendent Josh Hughes said it happened around 11 a.m. It took authorities about 15 minutes to get there.
Hughes thinks a park employee was nearby and made the 911 call.
The superintendent said the man was on the other side of the railing. He wants to remind people to stay on safe side of railing, saying, “They’re there for everyone’s safety.”
He says this is the first incident like this in 3 years.