Man Dies in Boulder Climbing Accident in SC Park

Scene at QT

Investigators say a man died while climbing a boulder in a SC state park on Friday, according to WSPA.

Greenville County Senior Deputy Coroner Jeff Fowler said 18-year-old Jacob Bridges Acker of Neptune Beach, Florida, was hiking with a group beside Wildcat Branch Falls on Friday.

A Florida man hiking in SC was killed by a 1,000-pound boulder in an incident that authorities have called a freak accident.

Wildcat Falls is about 120 miles west of Charlotte via S.C.11 North and Interstate 85 North.

Scene at Lady Godivas
Scene at QT. Scene at Lady Godivas

The coroner's office was notified of the death just before 1 p.m., Ellis told media outlets. The office and the Greenville County Sheriff's Office are investigating.

Investigators are saying blunt force trauma has been determined as the preliminary cause of death.

Signs are posted warning not to climb on the rocks.

President Trump says he is 'not a racist' after 'sh*thole' comment
Mr Trump also denied making the statements attributed to him, but avoided specifics about what he did or did not say. The homeland security secretary is facing a grilling from senators in the wake of the President's remarks.

Related:

  • Evolent Health Sees Unusually High Options Volume (NYSE:EVH)

    After a recent scan, we have noticed that the Piotroski F Score is at five or lower for Evolent Health Inc Class A Com ( EVH ). The RSI, or Relative Strength Index, is a widely used technical momentum indicator that compares price movement over time.
    British Airways pilot, allegedly drunk, taken off plane

    British Airways pilot, allegedly drunk, taken off plane

    The flight departed several hours late from Gatwick airport on Thursday after another crew member joined the flight. A 49-year-old man, from West London, was in custody on Friday in connection with the incident.
    Trump Says 'I'm Not A Racist'

    Trump Says 'I'm Not A Racist'

    He was in the meeting with the president regarding a bipartisan compromise on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. He called the new stories a "gross misrepresentation". "Never said 'take them out.' Made up by Dems".
  • Iran deal to 'fall apart' if Trump pulls out: Lavorv

    Iran deal to 'fall apart' if Trump pulls out: Lavorv

    Lavrov made clear that there would be no attempt by Russian Federation to salvage it with the five remaining powers, if the United States pulls out.
    Badgers football coach Paul Chryst's contract extended

    Badgers football coach Paul Chryst's contract extended

    Chryst also orchestrated two defenses that ranked No. 2 in the country, never leading a defense that's ranked less than seventh. Chryst was hired as Wisconsin's coach in December 2014, and has since found plenty of success with the Badgers.
    Trump vulgarity debate has become an 's-show,' senator says

    Trump vulgarity debate has become an 's-show,' senator says

    Eric Trump defended his father from accusations of racism on Wednesday by saying the president "sees one color: green ". LEAHY: I'm not - that's not the question . "I think he is a racist", he said Sunday on ABC's "This Week".
  • Analyst Opinion Summary: Oil States International, Inc. (OIS), Kinross Gold Corporation (KGC)

    A high P/E suggests that investors are expecting higher earnings growth in the future compared to companies with a lower P/E. Kinross Gold Corporation's Average Earnings Estimate for the current quarter is $0.03, according to consensus of 9 analysts.
    Is Trump clever enough to avoid nuclear option?

    Is Trump clever enough to avoid nuclear option?

    Kim and his regime are pursing a nuclear arsenal and have conducted several ballistic missile and nuclear tests in recent years. This is a staggering figure, made even more concerning by the geographic diversity of the offending countries.
    Trump postpones Mar-a-Lago fundraiser until spending bill vote

    Trump postpones Mar-a-Lago fundraiser until spending bill vote

    The president plans to stay in the capital until the Senate passes an extension of the current budget, NBC News reported . Those tickets will pay for dinner at the celebration Saturday, as well as a photo op with Trump, the reports says.
  • Call of Duty WWII to Receive Exciting New Free Content

    Call of Duty WWII to Receive Exciting New Free Content

    During the event, Prop Hunt tasks players on one team with disguising themselves as everyday items strewn throughout the war zone. There's also going to be new game modes introduced into the event as well, Demolition and Prop Hunt .
    US President Donald Trump takes on Senator Dick Durbin on 'racial slur'

    US President Donald Trump takes on Senator Dick Durbin on 'racial slur'

    Some African nations like Botswana, South Africa and Nigeria summoned USA ambassadors in their countries over the remarks. The US should be taking in migrants from countries like Norway, he is reported to have said.
    Dolores O'Riordan Post Mortem Delayed Until April

    Dolores O'Riordan Post Mortem Delayed Until April

    Just weeks before the 46-year-old's singer death, the couple rang in the New Year together. "Dolores is lovely . And now for the first time since her death, her boyfriend is speaking out.

Comments

Latest news

Dallas Fuel suspends xQc for the rest of Overwatch League's first stage
Overwatch League pro player Felix Lengyel has been suspended from the tournament after using a homophobic slur on a live stream . The Dallas Fuel is set to play against the London Spitfire tonight at 11:00 PM Eastern Time as shown on the league's schedule .

Lambert upbeat over Stoke's quality after debut victory
Joe Allen and Mame Biram Diouf combined to give Paul Lambert three points in his first match in charge of Stoke City . Choupo-Moting fed the ball into the feet of Shaqiri, whose clever backheel released Diouf.

Prague hotel fire kills 2, dozens injured
The Eurostars David hotel is just blocks away from the Vltava River and near the Czech capital's National Theatre. Two people died and seven were injured in a fire that hit a hotel in central Prague today, rescuers said.

I-91 crash in Longmeadow causes multiple injuries
One person was seriously injured in the crash and three others sustained minor injuries, according to state police. I-91 at Exit 49 in Enfield is closed and I-91 at Exit 2 in Longmeadow is closed until further notice.

North Korea abruptly cancels crucial Olympics preparation visit to South without explanation
The Alps Ski Resort's decline is part of a nationwide trend in less South Koreans taking to the slopes. The advance team was to be led by Hyon Song-wol, head of the North's Samjiyon Orchestra.

Read President Donald Trump's full physical report
Trump also insisted on completing a cognitive exam after opponents raised concerns about his mental health . "I get exercise . He gets exercise playing golf, he said, although he usually rides around the course in a golf cart. "It's called genetics.

Dupont Capital Management Corp Increases Holdings in CVS Health Corp (NYSE:CVS)
After $1.50 actual EPS reported by Praxair, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -1.33% negative EPS growth. Zacks Investment Research's sales averages are a mean average based on a survey of research analysts that follow CVS Health.

South Africa protests to US embassy over Trump "shithole" remark
That's after bipartisan negotiations to craft an immigration deal resulted in a partisan dispute. Perdue initially said he did not recall whether the president made the comment.

Synnex Corporation (SNX) Major Shareholder Star Developments Ltd Silver Sells 451000 Shares
Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 144,125 shares of the company's stock, valued at $18,564,741.25. It worsened, as 16 investors sold SNX shares while 77 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 70 raised stakes.

Trump defends self after comments, says
On Thursday, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said they stood by the accuracy of everything in the doctor's report. Politico also got ahold of his NY driver's license, which says Trump is 6-foot-2 - which if true, would mean Trump is obese.

Dimitrov edges Rublev to set up Kyrgios re-match at Australian Open
It pitches the mercurial Australian into a round of 16 showdown with Bulgaria's world No.3 Grigor Dimitrov on Sunday. He said it three times before the umpire warned the French star, telling him: "You have to stop, you have to stop.

Haitians Gather Outside US Embassy To Protest Trump's Words
Waving Haitian flags and dancing to the beat of drums and horns, the number of demonstrators multiplied as they streamed into Midtown.

3M Co (NYSE:MMM) is Hikari Power Ltd's 4th Largest Position
Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Commerce Ltd holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Parker-Hannifin Corporation (NYSE:PH) for 10,087 shares. The conglomerate reported $2.16 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.07 by $0.09.

The Coca-Cola Company (KO) EPS Estimated At $0.38
As per Thursday, January 4, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. (NYSE:BHE) on Friday, October 21 to "Sell" rating . Barclays Plc increased Emcor Group Inc (NYSE:EME) stake by 38,403 shares to 47,603 valued at $3.30 million in 2017Q3.

Leeds United v Millwall: Matchday Thread, How to Watch plus Lineups
Moving for Forshaw has likely scuppered any move for Clayton and a return to Elland Road for the Manchester-born 29-year-old.

Other news