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Cleveland photographer likely slipped to his death, authorities say
Thomas G. Campbell was known to photograph the Glade Shoals area
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A Cleveland man who was reported missing by his wife Wednesday is believed to have fallen to his death at Glade Shoals near Ga. 52 east of Clermont, authorities said after recovering his body Thursday.

Thomas G. Campbell, 37, was likely photographing the shoals when he lost his footing on the slick rocks and fell down a 150-foot drop-off, Hall County Sheriff’s Maj. Jeff Strickland said.

Campbell was believed to have died from injuries sustained in the fall and foul play is not suspected, Strickland said.

Sheriff’s officials spent about four hours searching the area Thursday after Campbell’s parents found his Dodge Durango SUV parked nearby.

Campbell was known to frequent the shoals and take pictures there, Strickland said. Campbell’s wife reported him missing to the Cleveland Police Department at about 3 p.m. Wednesday, and his parents found his car nearly 24 hours later.

Sheriff’s officials used police dogs and were assisted by a Georgia State Patrol helicopter in the search.

Officials concentrated their search at the foot of the waterfall after they found Campbell’s sunglasses there. His body was pulled from a pool of water about 8 feet deep at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

An autopsy is set to be conducted at the DeKalb County Medical Examiner’s Office.
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