Jun 20, 2016

Extreme Heat Kills 4 Hikers in Arizona

Pima County, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
USA
by
Sean Breslin
,
The Weather Channel
Deadly southwest heat, excessive heat warnings continue. Photo: The Weather Channel
Deadly southwest heat, excessive heat warnings continue. Photo: The Weather Channel

Extreme heat was responsible for four deaths in Arizona over the weekend, officials said.

All four people died while hiking outdoors near Phoenix and Tucson, according to the Arizona Republic. On both days, record highs were broken in parts of southern Arizona as temperatures rose well into the 110s...

[T]he two people who died in Pima County were a woman visiting from out of state and a man from Europe. The two deaths near Phoenix were a 25-year-old man who died on Saturday and a 28-year-old woman who died on Sunday, the report added