GSMNP officials released the names of two men who recently died in the park. On Saturday, June 3, Park Rangers recovered the body of 56-year-old James Baker from Hanover, Pennsylvania. Baker was found in Abrams Creek approximately one and one-half miles from the Abrams Falls Trailhead. The official cause of death will be released when the medical examiner's report is complete.
On Sunday, May 28, Michal Bojko, a 37-year-old male, fell approximately 80 feet to his death from the top of the 100-foot tall Ramsey Cascades. Bojko had been living in Sevier County for the past several years, but was originally from the Czech Republic.
A report of a possible drowning along Abrams Creek at 12:03 p.m. on Saturday, June 3. NPS Rangers responded to the scene and found a deceased adult male in the river approximately 1 1/2 miles from the Abrams Falls Trailhead. This was the second death in the streams of the GSMNP in the last week.