Body found along Blue Ridge Parkway near Virginia/North Carolina border

Authorities say 84-year-old Richard Edwin Taig died of a sudden medical emergency

A body was found off the Blue Ridge Parkway Friday morning, according to National Park Service.

Authorities say at about 9 a.m. park dispatchers got a call about an unresponsive man near Milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Rangers and local crews arrived at the scene to discover that 84-year-old Richard Edwin Taig, Lambsburg, Virginia, had died of an apparent sudden medical emergency.

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