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Man who drowned at Cascade Falls identified

Man who drowned at Cascade Falls identified

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PEMBROKE — A West Virginia man who drowned Saturday while reportedly saving his son at Cascade Falls in Giles County has been identified.

Giles County Sheriff Morgan Millirons told the Bluefield Daily Telegraph that the body of 34-year-old Christopher Allen Mounts of Rock, West Virginia, was recovered Saturday evening.

Millirons said Mounts jumped in the pool area near the bottom of the falls Saturday afternoon after his son went under the water while swimming. Mounts was able to push the child to the bank, but Mounts went under the water and never resurfaced.

This is the second death at the area in less than a month. On June 25, a Nigerian man died after falling into the water during a hike.

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