ROAN MOUNTAIN, TN (AP) - Authorities in Tennessee have identified a man who went into cardiac arrest and died along the Appalachian Trail.

The Carter County Sheriff's office identified the man as 53-year-old David Ladley Swanson. Swanson was a North Carolina resident.

A preliminary autopsy report released Tuesday shows he died of cardiac arrest.

The Bristol Herald-Courier reports Swanson's body was found Monday afternoon in the Carver's Gap area of the trail. The area falls along the North Carolina and Tennessee border in a remote area near Roan Mountain.

Information from: Bristol Herald Courier, http://www.bristolnews.com

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