Hiker rescued in Cleveland National Forest dies

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Updated: 7/23 12:08 pm

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego County sheriff's officials say an 18-year-old hiker rescued from a trail in the Cleveland National Forest has died at a hospital.

U-T San Diego reports the woman was airlifted out Tuesday afternoon after suffering heat-related distress near Three Sisters Falls.

Lt. Herb Taft says the woman's companion called for help. He says the two had been hiking and had no water.

The victim, who was suffering from dehydration, was unresponsive but breathing when rescue crews arrived.

She was flown by to Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, where she died.

The high temperature in nearby Julian was 85 degrees on Tuesday.


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