TWO INJURED IN FALLS AT LITTLE BRADLEY FALLS IN SALUDA SATURDAY AFTERNOON

 TWO INJURED IN FALLS AT LITTLE BRADLEY FALLS IN SALUDA SATURDAY AFTERNOON TWO INJURED IN FALLS AT LITTLE BRADLEY FALLS IN SALUDA SATURDAY AFTERNOON

FALLS CAN, AND SOMETIMES DO, OCCUR IN THE WINTER, TOO     

By Larry Freeman 

Polk County emergency service officials confirmed Saturday night that two white males, ages unknown, had fallen some 15 to 20 feet own the falls in an incident at Little Bradley Falls near Saluda.

Both individuals were described as conscious and stable by rescuers.

Few details were available on the accident late Saturday afternoon that occured around mid-afternoon Saturday. Emergency dispatch got the call about 4 pm and by 6 pm they said it would take several houts to get to two fall victims removed from the scene.  A portion of Holbert Cove Road was closed to traffic during the rescue...but was re-opened later Saturday night. 

Later Saturday night, authorities said the two had been hiking with a group of friends when one person fell over the falls and another tried to catch him.  One of the fall victims suffered a broken leg.

Big Bradley Falls is located close by and has been the location of numerous deaths and injuries due to falls over the years.

Emergency officials continue to warn that it is dangerfously slippery around water falls, and the best and safest way to enjoy the falls in western North Carolina is from a distance.