New information on child swept over waterfall

The family of a child who was killed when she was swept over a North Carolina waterfall has released more information about the incident.Nevaeh Jade Newswanger, 3, of Denver, Pennsylvania, was swept down the falls around 5:50 pm Sunday at Whitewater Falls , in Jackson County, officials with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said.Deputies said the child was swept away in the water at the top of the falls and the current carried her over the falls.Just before dark Sunday night, authorities found the child’s body in an area of ​​the waterfall, deputies said.Crews said the child’s body was recovered around 1 am Monday. (See above video.) Authorities said the child’s family has been living in Oconee County while working in the area of ​​the falls.A friend of the Newswanger family posted the new information on their behalf in a GoFundMe page they said they created to pay for the child’s funeral expenses.The post said the family had been working on a construction site in South Carolina when “we decided to go on a hike.” “We hiked up the trail to a river, above the water fall. Nevaeh (age 3 ) was playing in the sand nearby and slipped and fell in the water. We desperately tried to rescue her but the current was so strong and it swept her down the river and over the falls where the angels caught her, and she is now our precious angel, so radiant in the presence of God. Her name is heaven spelled backwards. She was truly a piece of heaven to all who knew her. We are forever grateful for your generosity. “The post was signed,” Thank you and God bless “Keith, Sheri and Tania.” Whitewater Falls is the highest waterfall east of the Rockies, according to the Forest Service website. The part of the falls in North Carolina plunge 411 feet at the top, and another 400 feet in South Carolina’s Lower Whitewater Falls, the website says.

The family of a child who was killed when she was swept over a North Carolina waterfall has released more information about the incident.

Nevaeh Jade Newswanger, 3, of Denver, Pennsylvania, was swept down the falls around 5:50 pm Sunday at Whitewater Falls, in Jackson County, officials with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies said the child was swept away in the water at the top of the falls and the current carried her over the falls.

Just before dark Sunday night, authorities found the child’s body in an area of ​​the waterfall, deputies said.

Crews said the child’s body was recovered around 1 am Monday. (See above video.)

Authorities said the child’s family has been living in Oconee County while working in the area of ​​the falls.

A friend of the Newswanger family posted the new information on their behalf in a GoFundMe page they said they created to pay for the child’s funeral expenses.

The post said the family had been working on a construction site in South Carolina when “we decided to go on a hike.”

“We hiked up the trail to a river, above the water fall. Nevaeh (age 3) was playing in the sand nearby and slipped and fell into the water. We desperately tried to rescue her but the current was so strong and it swept her down the river and over the falls where the angels caught her, and she is now our precious angel, so radiant in the presence of God. Her name is heaven spelled backwards. She was truly a piece of heaven to all who knew her. We are forever grateful for your generosity. “

The post was signed, “Thank you and God bless, Keith, Sheri and Tania.”

Whitewater Falls is the highest waterfall east of the Rockies, according to the Forest Service website. The part of the falls in North Carolina plunge 411 feet at the top, and another 400 feet in South Carolina’s Lower Whitewater Falls, the website says.

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