Knoxville woman dies from cardiac event at Cades Cove Visitors Center


GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WATE) – A woman died on Tuesday after suffering from a cardiac event at a visitors center in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Ima M. King, 82, of Knoxville, TN, died after Great Smoky Mountains National Park Rangers responded to a woman in cardiac distress at the Cades Cove Visitors Center around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Bystanders and Park Rangers performed life-saving measures including CPR and use of an automated external defibrillator. King remained unresponsive and was pronounced deceased at 3:00 p.m. 

No additional details are available at this time.

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