Georgia news anchor died in waterfall accident

Taylor Terrell (Credit: The Telegraph)

Taylor Terrell (Credit: The Telegraph)

The middle Georgia news anchor who died Thursday — the day before her 25th birthday — fell from the top of a North Carolina waterfall, The Telegraph of Macon reported.

Initial reports surrounding the death of Taylor Terrell, who grew up in metro Atlanta and was morning anchor for 41NBC News in Macon, referred only to an "accident."

The Telegraph later reported that Terrell and a friend were visiting Rainbow Falls, a 150-foot waterfall in North Carolina’s Pisgah National Forest, when she slipped and was swept over the falls.

“It’s a real dangerous spot,” Transylvania County sheriff’s Chief Deputy Eddie Gunter told the Telegraph. “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.”

The U.S. Forest Service is investigating, the Telegraph reported.

Terrell graduated from Heritage High School and Georgia Southern University.