The Environmental Journal of Southern Appalachia
Wednesday, 10 April 2024 06:53

Updated: Missing man found near Tremont in Smokies

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GATLINBURG — A missing man who was the subject of a search in Great Smoky Mountains National Park was found on Wednesday.

Jacob Riggs was located in the vicinity of Tremont by a park visitor who recognized that he was in need of care. The visitor brought Riggs to the Incident Command Post near the Townsend Wye. Riggs had minor injuries and exposure to weather. He was evaluated onsite and taken to a local hospital. 

The previous story is below:

Park rangers are searching for a 35-year-old man near the Townsend Wye, Tremont and Cades Cove areas of the park. Jacob Riggs was last seen in Maynardville, Tenn. on April 7. His vehicle was found in the park on April 8. 

Riggs is a white male, with black hair and a dark beard, and brown eyes. He is 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 185 pounds.  

Several organizations are helping the National Park Service in the search and more resources are en route.  
Anyone who saw Riggs or has information about his whereabouts is asked to please contact the national park.
— CALL the NPS Tip Line 888-653-0009
— EMAIL This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
— EMERGENCY dial 9-1-1