October 22 2021 10:34am

Hyperthermia, probable dehydration determined as cause of death of California family found on hiking trail

Hyperthermia and probable dehydration was determined as the cause of death of a Northern California family who was found dead on a hiking trail near the Merced River, police said Thursday. According to authorities, the family overheated and ran out of drinking water on a sunny August afternoon when temperatures reached up to 43 C in steep mountain terrain.

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