Sheriff identifies man, 26, who died after falling, hitting head near Devil’s Bathtub

SCOTT COUNTY, VA (WJHL) – Scott County Sheriff John Puckett has identified the victim as 26-year-old Anthony Dewayne Kyle from Benham, KY.

Sheriff Puckett said the victim fell about a quarter of a mile into the trail from the parking lot where it appears he slipped on a rock and hit his head.

His body has been sent to a lab in Roanoke for an autopsy.

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SCOTT COUNTY, VA (WJHL) – An eastern Kentucky man is dead after investigators say he fell and hit his head climbing near the Devil’s Bathtub in Scott County. The Scott County Sheriff says the accident happened around 3:00 p.m.

Officials say the man was reported dead on arrival and was located inside the Jefferson National Forest near a water hole.

The Sheriff says an autopsy is pending on the victim. His name is not being released until next of kin have been notified.

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