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Woman dies in Cades Cove due to cardiac distress

A visitor to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park died Tuesday, Sept. 29, following a cardiac event in Cades Cove. 

Ima M. King, 82, of Knoxville, experienced cardiac distress at the visitor contact station and bookstore area near Cable Mill. Rangers responded to the report at 2:31 p.m., and bystanders and rangers both performed live-saving measures including CPR and use of an AED. However, King remained unresponsive and was pronounced dead at 3 p.m.

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