Great Smoky Mountains National Park rangers responded to a report of a woman in cardiac distress in Cades Cove on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 2:31 p.m. Ima M. King, 82, of Knoxville, Tenn., experienced a cardiac event at the visitor contact station and bookstore area near Cable Mill.
Bystanders and Park Rangers performed life-saving measures including CPR and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). The patient remained unresponsive and was pronounced deceased at 3 p.m.
No additional details are available at this time.
– National Park Service release