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10-year-old boy dies after being rescued from hike during triple-digit temperatures

Last Updated 3 weeks by Amnon J. Jobi | Amnon Front Page

A 10-year-old boy has died after being rescued from a hike in Arizona during triple-digit temperatures.

The incident happened Tuesday at South Mountain in Phoenix.

Phoenix Fire officials said the boy was with adults and may have been from out of town.

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He reportedly went for a hike at around 9:30 a.m., and it wasn’t until about 2:30 p.m. that firefighters were alerted to a heat-related emergency.

First responders used a helicopter to get the boy down from the mountain. He was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he later died.

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Temperatures in Phoenix on Tuesday reached 113 degrees.

Heat is the No.1 weather-related killer, not just in Arizona but across the U.S.

This story was originally published by

Scripps News Phoenix

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