Angel Falls is 3,212 feet tall and makes an impressive sight as the water falls from the top of the tan and brown rocky face. The indigenous name of the water fall is Parakupa-vena or Kerepakupai merú which means the fall from the highest point, in Pemon language and Salto Ángel in Spanish. In addition, in the indigenous Pemon language Angel Falls is called Kerepakupai merú which means waterfall of the deepest place. The falls are sometimes referred to as Churun-meru, an error, since that name corresponds to another waterfall in the Canaima National Park. Churun in the Pemon language means "thunder".
Placing a custom water fountains in your business or office is a great way to put your own waterfall nearby.Angel Falls is a plunge waterfall with height so great that before getting anywhere near the ground, the water is atomized by the strong winds and turned into mist which can be felt from a mile away. And as the river flows over the cliff face it loses contact with the rock and plunges freely for a distance. Of the water fall’s 3,212 feet, the 2,648 feet are an uninterrupted drop that doesn't make contact with rocks or boulders in a cascading fashion. Accordingly, this waterfall is so high that on some cloudy days the top of it cannot be seen making the falls seem to come straight out of the heavens making its name quite suitable. But the waterfalls did not derive its name from this observation. It was actually named from a James Crawford Angel, who according to reports officially discovered the water falls in 1933.
According to the stories, James Crawford Angel, an aviator, first sighted the waterfall in 1933 during a gold prospecting flight. He then went back to search for the waterfall and prove its existence in 1937. James Angel took his wife and a Venezuelan named Gustavo Henry. Crawford did manage to find the waterfall. However, he made the mistake of landing on the ground of the ‘tepui’ surrounding the waterfall. The tepui refers to a mountain with a plateau or wide level top which was marshy land. The plane sank into the ground unable to break free for flight.
Fortunately, Gustavo was familiar with the area they landed in and knew it well enough to guide the tiny group off the mountain and to the Mission of Kamarata in 11 days where they arrived hungry, tired and bursting with the news of the world’s tallest waterfall.
It was only in 1970 that James Angel’s plane was discovered was freed using helicopters. It was later on restored. It can be found nowadays sitting in the Aviation Museum in Maracay.