The Body of a 42 year old Gadsden man was recovered from the Black Creek Gorge near Noccalula Falls Park on Wednesday. The Press Release from the City of Gadsden said the City’s Fire Department responded to a report of an unresponsive individual in the Gorge between the suspension bridge and the Falls.
According to the report, first responders located the body and determined it had been there for a period of time.
The Fire Department initiated a high-angle recovery and with assistance from the Gadsden Police Department and Parks and Recreation employees the body was recovered. The operation took about 3 hours.
Etowah County Coroner, London Pearce, identified the body as Benjamin King, 42 of Gadsden. He indicated there was no evidence of foul play.