[at-l] Hiker death on the AT
nightwalker.at at gmail.com
Wed Jan 16 17:25:59 CST 2013
On Jan 16, 2013 5:33 PM, "Jim Smith" <cutter78 at gmail.com> wrote:
> *Great Smoky Mountains Media Advisory*
> Release Date: Immediate
> Contact: Dana Soehn,Dana_Soehn at nps.gov
> Phone number: 865-436-1207
> Date: January 16, 2013
> *Hiker Fatality on AT near Tricorner Knob *
> An overdue male hiker, approximately 50 years of age, was discovered
> deceased at Tricorner Knob Shelter in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
> by Park Rangers early Wednesday afternoon, January 16, 2013. The name of
> the hiker is being withheld pending positive identification and
> notification of family.
> The hiker left Newfound Gap on Saturday morning intending to hike 30
> miles along the Appalachian Trail to Davenport Gap in North Carolina. The
> hiker was reported overdueMonday afternoon by a friend when he failed to
> show up at Davenport Gap. Rangers initiated an investigation at that time.
> Rangers were searching trails in the area when the discovery was made
> Park Rangers are investigating the incident with the assistance of the
> Swain County Medical Examiner’s Office. The cause of death does not appear
> to be suspicious.
> Jim Smith
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