[at-l] Hiker found dead near Blood Mountain

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Thu Sep 2 00:27:19 CDT 2010


Well, I got through it, and even responded to it.  All is well here, in Keene, NH.

Jack Skylander






-----Original Message-----
From: rcli4 at comcast.net
To: Tim Rich <athiker89 at yahoo.com>
Cc: at-l at backcountry.net
Sent: Wed, Sep 1, 2010 7:45 pm
Subject: Re: [at-l] Hiker found dead near Blood Mountain


Good Luck with that.  The ageing process is nicer to some folks than it is to others.  You can start reading this post in perfect health, have an anurisim while reading this post and be dead before  you finish.

Clyde  

----- Original Message -----
From: Tim Rich <athiker89 at yahoo.com>
To: at-l at backcountry.net
Sent: Wed, 01 Sep 2010 21:59:40 -0000 (UTC)
Subject: Re: [at-l] Hiker found dead near Blood Mountain

Y'all are far too romantic for me.  I'd rather stay on top of my health, recognize warning signs and get help instead of being a dead 54 year old who had to be retrieved by SAR.  I plan on doing plenty of post-54 walking.  Perhaps if you're facing a certain, unpleasant near term demise, walking into a winter storm in the Whites might be the way for some to go.  Abbey lingered in a hospital, and his death was neither quick, violent nor economical.



Take Care,



Tim

--- On Wed, 9/1/10, David Addleton wrote:



> From: David Addleton 

> Subject: Re: [at-l] Hiker found dead near Blood Mountain

> To: "Linda Patton" 

> Cc: at-l at backcountry.net

> Date: Wednesday, September 1, 2010, 5:35 PM

> I doubt he suffered long at all:

>  "Poles in hand, pack still on his back"

> I understand heart attack may be painful; I also understand

> the

> massive one are unusually short.

> Maybe Clyde can tell us about the pain difference between

> heart attack

> and kidney stones?

> 

> 

> On Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 1:24 PM, Linda Patton 

> wrote:

> > The best place to be when it happens.  Hope he didn't

> suffer long.

> > ~~ eArThworm

> >

> > From: http://www.ajc.com/news/hiker-found-dead-on-603532.html

> >

> > Hiker found dead on Appalachian Trail

> >

> > It appeared James J. Dutton had stopped for a rest.

> Poles in hand, pack still on his back, the Illinois man's

> lifeless body was discovered by local hikers Monday

> afternoon on the Appalachian Trail, just west of Blood

> Mountain.  "There doesn't appear to be any signs of foul

> play," said Darren Martin, an investigator with the Lumpkin

> County Sheriff's Office. The county's coroner believes

> Dutton, 54, died of natural causes.  "His family has a

> history of heart problems, so a heart attack is likely what

> happened," said Ronald Fortner, Lumpkin County Coroner's

> Office investigator.  Fortner told the AJC Dutton had been

> dead 6 to 8 hours earlier. He was not reported missing.

> >

> > And from: http://www.accessnorthga.com/detail.php?n=231872

> >

> > Hiker found dead on AT in Lumpkin County

> >

> > DAHLONEGA - Hikers on the Appalachian Trail in Lumpkin

> County found a man dead Monday afternoon.

> > Investigator Darren Martin with the Lumpkin County

> Sheriff's Department said 54-year-old James J. Dutton was

> found leaning against a rock on the trail. Martin said it

> appears he died from natural causes, although an

> investigation continues.  "We are talking to the family and

> to other medical personnel that have dealt with him," said

> Martin.  Authorities received the call from the AT around

> 1:30 p.m., and Martin said it took over an hour for

> authorities to hike to the area where Dutton's body was

> discovered.  Dutton, who is from out of state, apparently

> had been hiking from Amicalola Falls to Blood Mountain

> >

> >

> >

> > Visit my website at http://booksforhikers.com

> > "Better to be lost in the woods than in a maze of

> cubicles…"

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