Zachary Joseph Jones, 23, of Charleston died Saturday after falling 80 feet while hiking with his friends at a waterfall in North Carolina.
The accident happened Saturday at Sky Falls, a remote Transylvania County waterfall near the North Carolina-South Carolina state line, said Transylvania Sheriff’s Detective Gale Mackey.
Jones died at the scene, officials said. It was the third death this summer at Western North Carolina waterfall.
According to an obituary, Jones was a talented musician and comedian who “helped serious people find the fun in life, and made funny people even funnier by just being around them.”