Sunday, April 12, 2009

Sad To Hear
A hiker fell to his death in the Smokies.

TOWNSEND — A 73-year-old hiker died Friday after a fall in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, according to park authorities.

Robert Lyons of Louisville, Ky., was hiking the Chestnut Top Trail with his wife around 5:30 p.m. when thunderstorms rolled in and the couple turned back toward their car, park spokesman Bob Miller said in a news release. Lyons stumbled and fell about 20 feet, tumbling down a steep slope, Miller said.

My condolences to his friends and family.

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