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19-year-old hiker dies of heat stroke in San Diego County

A 19-year-old Escondido woman has died of apparent heat stroke after hiking in a remote area near Julian, the San Diego County medical examiner said Wednesday.

Lynn Thu Tran collapsed Monday while hiking near Cedar Creek Falls.

She was airlifted to Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, where she was pronounced dead.

Her death was not announced by the medical examiner until Wednesday.

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