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Man Dies While Hiking Crabtree Falls in Nelson County

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This sign is posted at Crabtree Falls in Nelson County to warn onlookers to be careful of where they step. This sign is posted at Crabtree Falls in Nelson County to warn onlookers to be careful of where they step.
Crabtree Falls in Nelson County. Crabtree Falls in Nelson County.
Crabtree Falls in Nelson County. Crabtree Falls in Nelson County.
Crabtree Falls in Nelson County. Crabtree Falls in Nelson County.
NELSON COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) -

The Nelson County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal fall from a popular hiking spot.

The sheriff's office says a man fell to his death Saturday afternoon while climbing Crabtree Falls in the southern part of the county. His name has not been released.

This is the second death this year at Crabtree Falls.

A sign at the trail's entrance warns hikers of the danger from a plant growth that makes the rocks extremely slippery. More than two dozen people have been killed while climbing those rocks.