Transylvania County Rescue Squad officials said a person died Wednesday afternoon after having a medical emergency on Mount Pisgah.
Rescue crews were dispatched shortly before 3 p.m., and a Black Hawk helicopter from the Department of Public Safety was used to transport the victim from the mountain.
Unfortunately the patient did not survive the injuries.
Many WLOS viewers reported losing their signal during that time because of equipment being moved at the signal tower on the mountain as the helicopter landed.
Transylvania County Emergency Management, North Transylvania Fire Rescue Station 13 and Connestee Fire Rescue also assisted Haywood County rescue crews.