Man dies while hiking on House Mountain

KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT)- The Knox County Sheriff's Office says around 1:30 Saturday afternoon, they were called to House Mountain, after a hiker collapsed and died.

The man was hiking with friends when he died. The friends called for help, but emergency crews had a hard time finding them. The Sheriff's Office sent a helicopter to help locate the group.

The man's friends performed CPR, but were not able to revive him.

Investigators say there is no sign of foul play, but an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

His name will not be released until family members are notified.


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