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Hiker dies on Alum Cave Trail in GSMNP

WATE 6 - Monday 17th July, 2017

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - One man is dead after cardiac distress during a hiking trip on Saturday morning. Great Smoky Mountains National Park Rangers responded to a report of man in cardiac distress on Alum Cave Trail a little before 10 a.m. on July 15, according to the National Parks Service. Park Medics say Phillip Davenport, a 47-year-old man from Nashville, suddenly passed out 3 miles away from the beginning of the trail and was pronounced dead an hour later. He was staying at Mt. Le Conte Lodge with friends from Nashville. ...
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