GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WJHL) – A woman died at Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Tuesday, September 29 after experiencing cardiac distress.
According to a release from GSMNP, park rangers responded to the visitor contact station and bookstore area in Cades Cove at 2:31 p.m. after getting reports of a woman in cardiac distress.
GSMNP reports bystanders and park rangers performed CPR and used an automated external defibrillator as part of their life-saving measures.
Despite efforts, the woman remained unresponsive and was pronounced dead at 3 p.m.
The woman was identified as Ima M. King, 82, of Knoxville.
The event occurred near Cable Mill, according to GSMNP.