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A 47-year-old Nashville man died Saturday after suffering a cardiac arrest while hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Phillip Basset Davenport was hiking down the park’s Alum Cave Trail from Mount LeConte  with a group of people Saturday, July 15. He suddenly passed out three miles from the trail head, park spokesperson Dana Soehn said Sunday.

GSMNP rangers responded to a report of a man in cardiac arrest at about 9:59 a.m. July 15. Others in the hiking group administered CPR until medics arrived. Davenport died at 11:14 a.m., Soehn said.

Davenport was with a group of 23 people who had spent Friday night at LeConte Lodge, Soehn said. 

 

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