App State student hospitalized after 70-foot fall from mountain

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WAXHAW, N.C. —

An Appalachian State University student from Waxhaw is recovering in the hospital after falling 70 feet from a mountain over the weekend.

The hospital said Chad Mullins is in good condition.

He fell Saturday while rappelling with friends in the Little Cove area near the Blue Ridge Parkway in Avery County.

His friends told Channel 9 he has a serious shoulder injury and a possible head injury.