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Autopsy: NC man died of cardiac arrest on Appalachian Trail in Carter County

The Carter County Sheriff's Office identified the body Tuesday as 53-year-old David Swanson from North Carolina.

ROAN MOUNTAIN, Tenn. — Carter County officials said someone discovered a body on the Appalachian Trail.

Officials said the coroner was dispatched to recover a man's body after investigators were notified around 2 p.m. Monday.

A search team had left the Carvers Gap area earlier Monday evening along the Tennessee and North Carolina state line.

The Carter County Sheriff's Office identified the body Tuesday as 53-year-old David Swanson from North Carolina. 

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