According to WSOC, this is the second drowning at the falls in six weeks.
Gogineni Nagarjuna, 32, jumped off a rock close to the bottom of the falls and was pulled under by the waterfall pool current. He never resurfaced Assistant Fire Marshall Paul Buchanan told the Avery Journal.
His body was recovered around 7 p.m. Sunday night.
Breaking Avery- just confirmed sheriffs office is investigating a drowning at the Elk Rivers Falls. This is the second one on the last 6-weeks. pic.twitter.com/BCl9ER0pPh— Dave Faherty (@FahertyWSOC9) July 2, 2018
Another drowning was reported at the falls six weeks earlier.
In that case, the victim's body was found 10 days after the initial incident.