At approximately 1:00 PM on Sunday, September 09, 2018, park rangers were notified of a 59-year-old male in need of medical assistance on Twin Arches Loop Trail, between Twin Arches and Jake’s Place, within the park.
Park rangers arrived and provided CPR without success. Maryville, Tennessee-area resident Monte McDonough, was pronounced dead at the scene. His body was recovered and transported to Pickett County Coroner with the assistance of personnel from Fentress County Rescue Squad, Frozen Head State Park, and Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.
No additional information is available at this time.