Young woman dies after collapsing on hike to waterfall

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JULIAN, Calif. — An 18-year-old woman who collapsed in the heat while hiking at the Three Sisters Falls trailhead near Julian later died in a hospital, a sheriff’s sergeant said.

The woman’s hiking companion called for help from the trailhead on Boulder Creek Road in the Cleveland National Forest about 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, and told authorities the young woman was suffering from heat-related physical distress, sheriff’s Sgt. Carlos Medina said.

Arriving deputies and fire department paramedics began first aid and she was subsequently flown to a San Diego hospital, Medina said.

She later died at the hospital, Medina said. Her name was not immediately available.

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  • ᙓᔕᙅO

    Little trick I use on the trails in the heat is I carry a retractable umbrella in my backpack with my water. I recommend one for your supplies.

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