Hiker’s body found at Appalachian Trail shelter

From the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office: Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call Monday morning at 9:18 a.m. reporting a deceased male hiker on the Appalachian Trail. The caller, who was not hiking with the deceased, advised the body was located at Matts Creek’s Shelter. Bedford County Fire and Rescue units along with Bedford County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the scene. After arriving on the scene, deputies interviewed several hikers who said they talked to the victim late yesterday. They advised that the victim commented “he wasn’t having a good day”. At this time foul play is not suspected in the death. The body is being transported to the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Roanoke for autopsy. The name and age of the victim is not being released pending notification of family.

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