Man dies hiking Appalachian Trail near Elizabethton
A man hiking The Appalachian Trail near Elizabethton, Tennessee has died.
Carter County Police say 71-year-old George Walls Grant from Collie, West Australia fell ill while hitchhiking to a marquee on Monday.
A motorist noticed Grant was having a medical problem and took him to the nearest rescue squad station.
He was then taken to a hospital emergency room where he was pronounced dead.
Police believe he was traveling the world to hike.
We’re told there appears to be no foul play in Grant's death.
Copyright © 2014 by WCYB. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.