Nancy Sampson Death – According to officials with the National Park Service in North Carolina, a 61-year-old woman died after falling to her death from a picturesque cliff close to the Blue Ridge Parkway. The cliff is located in North Carolina. According to a news release issued by park officials, dispatch operators got a report of a woman who had fallen down a steep cliff at Glassmine Falls Overlook at approximately noon on Saturday.
Hiker Nancy Sampson, who was identified by responding rangers as being from Greer, South Carolina, was pronounced dead at the scene after succumbing to injuries sustained from her fall, the rangers confirmed. The body of Sampson could be found approximately 150 feet below the overlook by the rescue workers. First responders from the Reems Creek Fire Department, rangers from the Mt. Mitchell State Park, and a volunteer from a trauma intervention program were able to collect her corpse.
The Reems Creek Fire Department, which shared images of the recovery mission on their Facebook page, stated that rescuers rappelled down more than 100 feet in order to find the body. The authorities have not disclosed any additional information regarding the incident.
The family will release Nancy Sampson’s obituary and funeral arrangements at a later date.
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