Man Dies Jumping Off Burney Falls

On July 6, 2018, at approximately 2100 hours, a Deputy Coroner Investigator was dispatched to Burney Falls in Burney, California. It was reported that an adult male jumped off the falls, but did not re-surface. The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team was summoned to the scene and located the decedent’s remains shortly thereafter.

The decedent was positively identified as 30 year old Elliott John Miller of Laguna Niguel, California. The decedent’s next-of-kin has been notified and a postmortem examination has been performed. The incident remains under investigation by the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office.

-from press release
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5 Responses

  1. S.F Murray says:

    I’m hoping this guy did not reproduce!

  2. Steve Towers Steve Towers says:

    I’ve been visiting Sunriver, OR for about two decades. For the first time this last visit, I refrained from diving off of the foot bridge that spans the Deschutes River. I wanted to, but the ladies wanted me to set a good example for the grandkids.

    My point is, I’m not the person to judge this guy.

    • I’m glad you followed their advice. Keep listening to the ladies in your life. They’re the voices of reason.

      (When my son was in high school he talked about going to “the 40s”. It was years later that I learned it was a place from which they jumped into the water … named “the 40s” because that was the height from the jumping point. )

  3. bruce vojtecky says:

    Burney Falls themselves are movie stars. Their biggest role was in Willow.

  4. Conservative says:

    The videos on the Internet showing guys jumping off Burney Falls and the Middle Falls on the McCloud River are of -“Professionals”. The saying “don’t try this at home” comes to mind. Burney Falls is approx 40-50 feet Taller than Middle Falls.

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