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UPDATE: Park rangers find Timothy Cook in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

"Found" in red, capital text above a photo of a white man with black hair and a white beard beside a photo of his beige 2004 Nissan Frontier XE truck. Additional text: "Cook was found safe this morning within Great Smoky Mountains National Park."

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News Release Date: May 17, 2024

Contact: Katie Liming, 865-712-4928

GATLINBURG, Tenn.—Park rangers found 62-year-old Timothy Cook safe on May 17 in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The park would like to thank those who participated in the search and rescue efforts to locate Cook and those that provided information to the Tip Line. 


Last updated: May 17, 2024

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