[at-l] Hiker died in the Smokies...

Tenacious Tanasi tenacious_tanasi at yahoo.com
Sun May 9 21:37:57 CDT 2010


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Hiker found dead in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park 
Ross Sabin Enderle, 26, 
from Pontiac, Mich., died while conducting a two-night backpacking trip 
in Great Smoky Mountains National Park with two friends and his brother, Ryan.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The National Park 
service released information Sunday about a hiker who died in the Great 
Smoky Mountains National Park.

Ross Sabin Enderle, 26, from 
Pontiac, Mich., died while conducting a two-night backpacking trip in 
Great Smoky Mountains National Park with two friends and his brother, 
Ryan.     
On Saturday morning, Park Rangers responded to the incident at Icewater 
Spring shelter, one of the shelters along the Appalachian Trail.
Enderle and his hiking companions 
had stayed the second night of their itinerary at the Icewater Spring 
shelter on Friday.
Besides their group of four, there were two other backpackers staying in the shelter and two others 
nearby.
When they awoke on Saturday 
morning and tried to arouse Enderle, he was unresponsive.
One of the hikers staying at the 
shelter contacted 911 by a cell phone and Great Smoky Mountains National Park was notified around 7:45 a.m.
Shortly after the notification, 
Park Rangers arrived at the shelter at 9:14 a.m. Enderle exhibited no 
signs of life upon an examination by a Park EMT.
Park Rangers placed the body on a 
litter and carried the victim 3 miles from Icewater Spring to Newfound 
Gap via the Appalachian Trail.
The body was transported to Harris Regional Hospital in Sylva, N.C., where an autopsy was performed.
The Park is awaiting results from 
the autopsy and a toxicology report. Park Rangers are continuing an 
investigation to determine the cause of death.
Preliminary findings indicate 
there was no foul play. 

 Tenacious Tanasi



      
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