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Hiker has cardiac arrest, dies in San Bernardino National Forest

August 23, 2012 |  8:35 pm

A man hiking in the San Bernardino Forest died Thursday after suffering a cardiac arrest, authorities said.

Firefighters performed CPR, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene on the Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail near Idyllwild, authorities said.

The body was recovered Thursday morning by the Riverside County Mountain Rescue Unit. The name and age of victim were not released.

The incident was under investigation by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. Anyone with information is asked to call authorities at (951) 791-3400.


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