A 60-year-old California man died of obvious warmth stroke whereas mountain climbing in Dying Valley Nationwide Park on a day when the temperature approached 120° Fahrenheit.
In line with park officers, Lawrence Stanback, of San Francisco, died Wednesday whereas mountain climbing close to Crimson Cathedral alongside the Golden Canyon Path in Dying Valley Nationwide Park. The temperature that day reached 119° Fahrenheit within the park.
Nationwide park employees had obtained a report of suspected warmth stroke and CPR in progress at 1:40 p.m. native time. An inter-agency search and rescue was initiated, with park rangers responding on foot finding Stanback and confirming that he was deceased, a park launch stated.
California Freeway Patrol Inland Division Air Operations helicopter H-80 responded to help with the restoration, however winds had been too sturdy to securely land. Within the cooler night hours, park employees had been capable of safely full the restoration. The Inyo County Sheriff’s Workplace and Inyo County Coroner are investigating the reason for demise.
Park rangers urge summer season vacationers to go to Dying Valley safely by mountain climbing solely earlier than 10 a.m. or at excessive elevations, consuming loads of water, consuming snacks, and by staying near an air-conditioned constructing or car to chill down in.