GA News Anchor Taylor Terrell Accidently Slips To Her Death
Prayers are with the Local morning news anchor Taylor Terrell family and friends and the news was reported that Terrell died Thursday after falling from the peak of a waterfall in North Carolina on the evening before her 25th birthday. Terrell, of Conyers, anchored 41NBC News at Daybreak and 41Today.
In celebration of her birthday Friday, Terrell and a friend visited Rainbow Falls, a 150-foot-tall waterfall in North Carolina’s Pisgah National Forest, Transylvania County sheriff’s Chief Deputy Eddie Gunter said.
“It’s a real dangerous spot,” Gunter said. “We usually have about two to three waterfall deaths up there every year. That was the seventh (waterfall-related death) we’ve had in our county this year. Transylvania County has a lot of waterfalls.”
The investigation is being handled by the U.S. Forest Service, said Cathy Dowd, a forest service public affairs officer. Terrell “was wading in the river near the top of the falls (when) she lost her footing and fell into the water where the current swept her up and over the falls,” Dowd said. “Her body was recovered at the base of the falls.”
Terrell joined 41NBC in 2013. She is a graduate of Georgia Southern University, according to a biography on the station’s website.