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Chapel Hill man dies in waterfall fall

Posted April 28, 2008 5:00 p.m. EDT
Updated April 29, 2008 6:29 a.m. EDT

— A Chapel Hill man was killed over the weekend when he slipped and fell along a waterfall in western North Carolina, authorities said.

James Karpinos, 22, a senior sociology major at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, was hiking with a friend along the Horsepasture River in Transylvania County when he fell, authorities said.

Karpinos was well-known on campus as an experienced outdoorsman and as a trip leader for UNC-A's Outdoors Program, authorities said.