Young woman dies after collapsing on hike to waterfall
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.