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News anchor Taylor Terrell killed after falling over waterfall in Transylvania County, North Carolina
“Taylor was a hard worker with a bright smile. She rose through the ranks from intern to reporter, to weekend anchor, to morning anchor and was eager to prepare for her next chapter,” News Director Brandon Long wrote in an email to The Telegraph.
U.S. Forest Service said Terrell was wading in the stream that flows over Rainbow Falls on the Pisgah Ranger District when she lost her footing and was swept over the falls by the current.
The Lake Toxaway Fire Assistant Fire Chief Bobby Cooper said the female victim as a news anchor from Macon, Georgia. Cooper told FOX Carolina that she was at the top of the waterfall when she slipped and fell in what appears to be an accident.
Taylor's mother, father and grieving brother spent Saturday planning the funeral. They were surrounded by loving family and friends.
"She's one of a kind, and I think she is the gold standard for how a person should really live," the elder Terrell said.