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Georgia news anchor dies in accident at N.C. waterfall

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(MACON) - 41NBC News Anchor Taylor Terrell passed away Thursday after a fatal accident.

Taylor anchored 41NBC News at Daybreak and 41Today. She also regularly reported for the station’s education series, What’s Right with Our Schools. Previously, she worked at 41NBC as a General Assignment Reporter and Weekend Anchor. She started at 41NBC as an intern, immediately after graduating from Georgia Southern University.

According to WLOS, Taylor died after falling 185 feet off of Rainbow Falls — inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

U.S. Forest Service said Taylor was wading in the stream that flows over Rainbow Falls on the Pissgah Ranger District, the news article said. She lost her footing and was swept over the falls by the current.

To say that this loss is devastating for us here at 41NBC and to her family is an understatement. Taylor was scheduled to be off today to celebrate her 25th birthday. Instead, we’re remembering her spirit, her optimism, and her work.

At this time, we do not have information about funeral arrangements.  We will update you as we receive more information.

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