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Kansas hiking group overwhelmed in Arizona heat

 

August 23, 2019



APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. (AP) — A group of fitness coordinators from Kansas became overwhelmed while climbing a mountain trail near metro Phoenix in sweltering temperatures and two members had to be airlifted to safety, authorities said Friday.

Two members of the 44-person group had to be flown by helicopter Thursday off the trail near Apache Junction, Superstition Fire & Medical District spokesman Richard Ochs said. Both were suffering from heat-related illness. Only one ended up going to the hospital. Ochs did not know that person's current condition Friday.

The rest of the group was able...



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