North Carolina officials say a body that matches the description of a 26-year-old Martins Ferry man, who fell into Elk River Falls, was found Wednesday afternoon.
Avery County Sheriff’s Office, firefighters, rescue and law enforcement were notified that a body had surfaced at the falls.
Thomas Edward McCardle Jr. was attending a wedding in Asheville and went by Elk River Falls. He reportedly slipped on a rock and fell into the rough waters.
Deputies say the heavy rains on Tuesday night possibly contributed to the body finally surfacing on Wednesday.