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Liberty student dies after falling at waterfall

Tuesday - 4/9/2013, 1:09pm  ET

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) -- A Liberty University student is dead after she fell at Crabtree Falls in Nelson County.

The Nelson County Sheriff's Office tells media outlets that 18-year-old Faith Helbig of New Jersey lost her footing and fell while hiking Monday evening. She was with a group of Liberty students at the waterfall.

Investigator Billy Mays says Helbig had crossed safety barriers designed to keep hikers at a safe distance.

It's the third death at the falls since 2010, and the 28th overall.


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