Injuries Prove Fatal To Hiker Who Fell in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
A 25-year-old Tennessean died Wednesday from injuries suffered nearly a month ago in a fall in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Jeremy Frye, of Knoxville, fell 25-30 feet from the top of Grotto Falls along the park's Trillium Gap Trail back on November 8.
He suffered apparent leg, back and head injuries in the mishap. Rangers responded to the scene and transported the victim by wheeled litter about 1.5 miles to the Trillium Gap Trailhead. He was then transferred to Gatlinburg Ambulance and subsequently was flown by LIFESTAR to The University of Tennessee Hospital in Knoxville.