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Body found near Blue Ridge Parkway overlook

October 11, 2021 GMT

BLOWING ROCK, N.C. (AP) — A man was found dead Saturday near an overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock, according to the National Park Service.

The park service said a park visitor reported the body below the Yadkin Valley Overlook, about 100 miles (161 kilometers) north of Asheville, and law enforcement rangers found the body a short time later, The Asheville Citizen-Times reported.

The Blue Ridge Parkway stretches 469 miles (755 kilometers) from Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, through Asheville and Western North Carolina to the entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The cause of death is unknown, officials said.