[at-l] Hiker Fatality near Tricorner Knob Update

Jim Smith cutter78 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 13:06:42 CST 2013

Great Smoky Mountains Media *Update*

Release Date: Immediate

Contact:   Dana Soehn, Dana_Soehn at nps.gov

Phone number: 865-436-1207

Date: January 16, 2013

*Hiker Fatality near Tricorner Knob Update*

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Rangers have identified the deceased
hiker found at Tricorner Knob as Richard Lemarr, age 50, from Knoxville,
TN. Due to the remote location and inclement weather, Tennessee Highway
Patrol successfully evacuated the deceased today using their hoist

Lemarr was discovered deceased at Tricorner Knob Shelter by Rangers early
Wednesday afternoon, January 16, 2013.  Lemarr left Newfound Gap on
Saturday morning intending to hike 30 miles along the Appalachian Trail to
Davenport Gap in North Carolina. Rangers have remained at Tricorner Knob
Shelter since the discovery and the shelter has been closed to the public.

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.
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