BURKE COUNTY, N.C. — A Kings Mountain teen was injured in a fall from a waterfall in Burke County earlier this week.
Seventeen-year-old Patrick Mereno was rescued after falling 60 feet near High Shoals Waterfall in South Mountain State Park around 6 p.m. Tuesday. It took rescue workers about two hours to get to him.
Park Superintendent Jonathan Griffith says Mereno was flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte for treatment of serious injuries.
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