• oak forest Sep 17, 2020

    Authorities Find Body of Illinois Man Who Drowned in Smokies National Park

    Authorities say they have found the body of a man who drowned in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A news release from the park says 25-year-old Yogesh Patel of Oak Forest, Illinois was found Tuesday afternoon. Park officials say he was discovered in 18 feet of water in Midnight Hole by rescue divers and was removed by emergency response workers…

  • smoky mountains Sep 14, 2020

    Bear Found Scavenging on Remains of Elgin Man in Smoky Mountains

    A bear was found eating the remains of an Elgin man Friday near a campsite in Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina. The remains were of Patrick Madura, 43, although it’s unclear if he was mauled to death by the bear or died by another means, according to National Park Service spokeswoman Jamie Sanders. Backpackers found Madura’s...

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