Tourist presumed dead after waterfall drop

American lawyer part of group visiting 250m waterfall
A 50-year-old American tourist has fallen into one of Scandinavia’s most famous waterfalls. The man was part of a group visiting the 250-metre Hivjufossen waterfall in Hallingdal, Norway, on Sunday evening.
Named as prominent Utah defence attorney Kent R Hart, his family said he slipped and fell from a trail during a hike. He fell from a height of 20 metres or more.
Rescue personnel were deployed within two hours, but adverse conditions at the site and the rugged terrain hampered search and rescue efforts. After 24 hours the man had not yet been found.
“There are strong currents and challenging conditions due to sharp drops and slippery rocks,” police chief Torstein Seim told NTB.
A GoFundMe account has been set up to help with the family’s expenses and possibly launch a privately funded search.
NTB / The Local / Salt Lake Tribune


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