Hiker dies after falling off 80-foot ledge at Linville Gorge

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  • June 4, 2021
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A hiker has died after Burke County emergency officials said he accidentally fell about 80 feet off of a ledge.

At around 12: 25 p.m. Thursday, Burke County 911 received a call of an injured hiker just off Rock Jock Trail in Linville Gorge. Rescuers located the hiker at around 4 p.m.

The hiker has been identified as 30-year-old Michael Patrick Ryva of Forest Park, Illinois.

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