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Concord teen dies after falling from ledge at Linville Falls

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BURKE COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -

A Concord teen died after falling from a ledge at Linville Falls Sunday evening, according to Leesa Brandon with the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Brandon says Kaylee Goodman, either 18 or 19, was hiking with friends around 7 p.m. when she attempted to go over a wall/ledge and lost her footing. 

It happened at the Plunge Basin Falls Overlook, which is part of Linville Falls. Brandon says early reports show Goodman fell between 50 and 70 feet to the Linville River. She believes the teen was dead when paramedics arrived. 

Rescue crews from Linville, Burke County and the National Park Service responded to the scene. 

There are no signs of foul play, Brandon said. Goodman was believed to be "off trail" at the time, which Brandon says is not recommended. 

A GoFundMe page was set up for Goodman.

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