LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT: Freezing temperatures will develop later tonight, causing damage to flowers and plants that are left exposed to the cold. Be sure to bring in your potted plants before you go to bed, as lows drop into the lower to mid 20s...about 25 degrees for Knoxville and Oak Ridge. Look for 1 to 3" of snow for the Smokies by morning.
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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