Crabtree Falls Victim Identified


April 9, 2013

The Nelson County Sheriff's Office is releasing the identity of a Liberty University student who died after falling at Crabtree Falls.

CBS19's sister station in Lynchburg, WSET, is reporting 18 year-old Faith Helbig died after falling off the falls at around 5:30 pm on Monday.

Investigators say, Helbig was hiking with a group of other students when she wandered off the trail and got too close to the falls.

At least 28 people have lost their lives in the past several years at Crabtree Falls, despite signs that warn hikers to stay on the trail.


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