Man dies after cardiac event in Great Smoky Mountains Park

Published 11:33 am Monday, September 28, 2020

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KNOXVILLE (AP) — Authorities have identified a man who died after experiencing cardiac distress in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Zachary Brown, 26, of Portland, Tenn., was discovered by park rangers at around 2 p.m. Friday along a road near Crib Gap, officials said Saturday.
Brown was standing beside the road with his family when he experienced a cardiac event, according to a statement from the Park Service.
Rangers attempted life-saving measures until first responders arrived, officials said. Brown was taken to a hospital in the foothills of the park near Knoxville where he was pronounced dead.
Crib Gap is between Townsend, Tenn., and the North Carolina border.

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