On Monday afternoon, rangers were notified of a possible suicide along the park’s Mountains to Sea Trail. A trail runner found the man a few feet off the trail and asked a passing motorist to call authorities. Rangers and officers from the Buncombe County Sheriff Department found a 52-year-old Asheville man with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head. His vehicle was parked at a roadside pullout that accesses the Mountains to Sea Trail. The man left a note with instructions for his family, plus a last will and testament that he had prepared. Although the family mentioned he had bouts with depression and was taking medication, he had never exhibited or mentioned any suicidal tendencies.