A 62-year-old experienced hiker took his last breaths on the Uwharrie Trail on Saturday. The man, Glenn Stebe, of Salisbury, was with other people at the time, one of whom was reportedly an EMT, who began CPR immediately according to reports.
The call for help came in shortly before 9 a.m., and Montgomery County Rescue Squad was dispatched immediately. Squad members train on the trails of the Uwharrie National Forest frequently and many of their members are very familiar with the trails, including trail runner Barry Wright. Wright assisted in getting the EMS crews to Stebe, who was about halfway up a steep portion of the Uwharrie Trail. One of the hikers with Stebe said he turned around and Stebe was on his knees and then suddenly collapsed. The group of seven to eight hikers had been on the trail for a couple of hours.
To read the full story see the Oct. 16th edition of Montgomery Herald