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Deputies: GA man in town for bachelor party falls to his death at Catawba Falls

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OLD FORT, NC (FOX Carolina) -

Deputies say a man is dead after a fall at Catawba Falls on Saturday.

Officials with McDowell County Sheriff's Office said 37-year-old Jimmy Paul Schmidt, Jr. of Georgia had been staying in Asheville for a bachelor party.

According to deputies, Schmidt's group decided to go to Catawba Falls, and had stopped to take pictures while he went ahead to the upper part of the falls.

Once at the top, deputies said Schmidt leaned over to get a better view, and lost his footing, falling to his death.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident happened around 11:45 a.m.

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