Man dies from 70 ft. fall from Upper Catawba Falls

McDOWELL COUNTY, N.C. — Adam Music died after a 70 ft. fall from Upper Catawba Falls. The 22-year-old man was from Nebo.

It is believed he slipped on the rocks at the top of Catawba Falls. Both family and friends believe his fall was nothing more than an accident.




Music had been hiking with his girlfriend and best friend. The three had hiked to the upper portion of Catawba Falls, where Music had slipped–but regained his footing. The three sat down, talked about dinner plans and had decided to leave. When they stood up and turned around, Music had fallen.

The rescue operation began on Saturday afternoon and took several hours. Music was taken to Mission Hospital but passed away early Sunday morning. Music leaves behind his 8-month-old son, Daxton.