On March 16, 2019, shortly after 7:00pm, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
was dispatched to the Big Falls area of McCoy, for a subject who had fallen off the
cliffs overlooking the New River.
According to witnesses, Curtis Rice, age 38, of McCoy, was attempting to attach a
hammock to the rock ledge with a clamp. When attempting to check the clamp to
insure it was secure, Rice lost his balance and fell between 40 and 50 feet. Rice
was pronounced dead at the scene.
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office