CADES COVE – Divers recovered the body of a 20-year-old student from Penn State around 1:30 p.m. today at Abrams Falls in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a park spokesman said.
Spokesman Bob Miller said Nublan Zaki Norhadi was pulled from about 30 feet of water by divers from the Blount County Sheriff’s Office.
The drowning was reported around 7 p.m. Sunday, two rangers remained at the scene overnight, and divers from the Blount County Sheriff’s Office resumed the search this morning, with visibility limited to about four feet, a park service staffer said.
The pool at the base of the falls is about 75 feet wide, 100 feet long and 25 feet deep, Miller said.
He said it’s unclear whether Norhadi went swimming in the pool or whether he slipped or was swept off a ledge.
Miller said Norhadi was among about 30 students from Penn State visiting the park, although it wasn’t an official university trip. He said they are “pretty much all foreign nationals” and that Norhadi was to have flown home to Malaysia next week.
He said the area is marked with hazardous warning signs.
……taken from Knoxnews.com.
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2:156: Who say, when afflicted with calamity: “To Allah We belong, and to Him is our return”