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Park visitor finds missing man in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NPS says

Posted on AllSides April 10th, 2024

A man reported missing after his car was found in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was located around 8:00 a.m. April 10. A park visitor spotted Jacob Riggs, 35, in the vicinity of Tremont and "recognized that he was in need of care," according to an April 10 news release from the park. "The visitor brought Riggs to the Incident Command Post near the Townsend Wye," the release said. Riggs was evaluated at the command post and taken to a local hospital with minor injuries and exposure to weather,...

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