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10-Year-Old Arizona Youngster Passes Away After Trekking In 113°F

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10-Year-Old Arizona Youngster Passes Away After Trekking In 113°F

A press release from the Phoenix Police Department stated that a 10-year-old boy in Arizona passed away very tragically as a result of “heat-related emergencies” while hiking.


On Tuesday, July 2, the young child became ill at South Mountain Park and Preserve in Phoenix while hiking with his family.

The youngster was evacuated to an ambulance, which took him to the hospital, according to the news release, which was most recently updated on Wednesday.

He arrived in severe condition despite efforts to save him, and he eventually passed away from a “heat-related medical event.

Detectives from Phoenix Police are presently looking into the circumstances behind the boy’s passing. The incident happened about a mile into the Mormon Trailhead, according to ABC News.

Credit: South Mountain Park and Preserve, Phoenix, Arizona.

The Weather Channel stated that Phoenix’s temperature reached 113 degrees Fahrenheit on the day of the disaster. This intense heat had a significant impact on the boy’s condition.

This incidence fits into a concerning pattern in the area. A mother of two passed away in Sedona, Arizona, just last month from heat exhaustion while hiking, according to People. From Pennsylvania, she was traveling with her spouse and their two girls.

After speaking with her family, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office released a statement warning hikers about the perils of summer heat and stating that “she suffered heat exhaustion and was not treated fast enough.” “Trails with little shade and along rocks can have much hotter temperatures,” the sheriff’s office issued a warning.

The City of Phoenix said in April that it will close three well-liked hiking routes on days when the National Weather Service issues an excessive heat warning in response to the rising incidence of heat-related incidents.

These routes include the Piestewa Peak Trailhead paths in the Phoenix Mountains Preserve, as well as the Echo and Cholla routes on Camelback Mountain. On days like these, parking lot gates will be closed, access to these trails will be limited, and signage will be erected to stop heat-related accidents and fatalities.

In addition, the Phoenix Fire Department has implemented a novel approach known as cold water immersion for the treatment of heat sufferers.

This method quickly cools people with severe heat-related disorders using specialty ice bags.

When a patient has a body temperature higher than 104 degrees Fahrenheit and shows signs of disturbed mental status, it works especially well.

The National Weather Service highlights that by taking the right precautions, heat-related illnesses can be avoided.

They advise avoiding prolonged exposure to heat, drinking plenty of water, dressing in light-colored, airy clothing, eating small meals regularly, keeping an eye on those who are more vulnerable, and remaining inside during extreme heat.


Heat exhaustion manifests as weakness, nausea, thirst, dizziness, and profuse perspiration. Confusion, lightheadedness, and unconsciousness are some of the signs of heat stroke, a more serious illness.

In the event of a heat stroke, it is recommended to contact 911 and receive medical assistance as soon as possible.

This tragic tragedy serves as a reminder of how crucial it is to heed heat advisories and adhere to safety regulations in order to avert disasters of this nature.

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