Heat Blamed for Coachella Valley Hiking Death

A second Coachella Valley hiking death over the weekend has been reported. A woman died at Joshua Tree National Park on Saturday while on a family hike. This report comes on the heels of a missing person’s body being found on the trails on Sunday.

The National Park Service reports that a 56-year-old woman was hiking with her family near Mastodon Peak Trail around 10 a.m. when they missed the trail turnoff and continued toward Lost Palms Oasis.

The woman began experiencing heat-related symptoms and lost consciousness. By the time park rangers arrived to perform CPR around 2:25 p.m., she had stopped breathing. She was pronounced dead once they got her to an ambulance.

The hiking death remains under investigation by the Riverside County medical examiner and the woman’s identity has not been released. Temperatures were around 95 degrees on Saturday.

If you are hiking and experience any of the warning signs of heat exhaustion, call for help immediately.

“Heat exhaustion and heatstroke are dangers hikers need to take into consideration when they embark on a trail. This time of year, it’s often a better idea to forego hiking altogether until temperatures are less sweltering,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

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