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Man dies after fall at Glen Burney Falls in Blowing Rock

A man from Miami, Fla., died Tuesday after falling at the 40-foot tall Glen Burney Falls in Blowing Rock, police said.

Alberto Diaz, 54, died while hiking at the falls, police said.

Police didn’t say how far Diaz fell and said they plan to release no further details.

The website North Carolina Waterfalls.info says hiking at the falls is “not really small-kid friendly, and it’s surprisingly steep on the way back up, but it’s great exercise! This is a pleasant hike once you get past the first 1/4 mile or so.”

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