A Knoxville man died Friday after suffering cardiac distress while hiking near Greenbrier Ranger Station.

Harold Thompson, 58, was hiking along the Injun Creek manway leading to the Grapeyard Ridge Trail with his brother when he experienced cardiac distress about one and half miles from the Greenbrier Ranger Station, the park said Saturday in a news release.

Thompson's brother, an EMT, administered CPR along with park medics for about an hour. Emergency responders also used an automated external defibrillator (AED), but Thompson was pronounced dead at about 3 p.m., an hour after going into distress.

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