Hiker dies after slip on waterfall

PICKENS — For the second time in three weeks, a hiker died this week after slipping and falling from a Pickens County waterfall.

Craig Schulz, 44, of Greenville, was standing at the top of Twin Falls — also known as Eastatoe Falls — when he slipped and fell on Monday, according to Pickens County deputy coroner Gary Duncan.

Schulz, who was found in the water at the base of the falls, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Pickens County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the scene shortly after 11:30 a.m. after receiving reports of a fallen hiker, chief deputy Creed Hashe said.

According to Hashe, Schulz was hiking with a group of other adults when it is believed he lost his footing and fell to his death.

An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday to confirm the manner and cause of death.

Schulz’s death came almost two weeks to the day after 16-year-old Jonathan Michael McKenzie of Simpsonville died after falling more than 50 feet from the top of Mill Creek Falls in Table Rock State Park on June 28. Officials said McKenzie was trying to refill water bottles at the top of the falls when he slipped on rocks and fell. He was pronounced dead after rescue personnel transported him three miles out of the trail on foot.