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Woman dies while hiking in Garfield County

Posted at 10:53 AM, Aug 16, 2013

GARFIELD COUNTY, Utah — A 56-year-old woman died Thursday while hiking with her husband in Garfield County.

After a preliminary investigation, officials said they believe the cause of death was heat exhaustion.

According to a press release, the woman and her husband were hiking the Brim Hall Double Bridge Trail near Boulder when she began to experience medical problems. Her husband left her to go get help, but when emergency crews arrived they found her dead.

The woman’s body has been sent to a medical examiner for further investigation. Her name has not yet been released.

The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office said they would like to remind the public that hiking in the desert heat can be deadly, and it’s important to be prepared and bring an adequate amount of water with you when hiking.

FOX 13 will update this story with the latest details as soon as they are made available.