Woman dies of medical issue during hike on Scottsdale trail

Oct 25, 2021, 6:27 AM
(Twitter Photo/Scottsdale Fire Department)...
(Twitter Photo/Scottsdale Fire Department)
(Twitter Photo/Scottsdale Fire Department)

PHOENIX – A woman hiking a Scottsdale trail suffered a medical emergency and died Sunday, authorities said.

A Scottsdale Police Department spokesman said emergency crews were called to Lost Dog Wash Trailhead at the McDowell Sonoran Preserve to aid a hiker in trouble.

Despite efforts from first responders with the Scottsdale Fire Department, the woman in her 40s died, police said, adding there were no signs of foul play.

Cause of death will be determined by the Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The hiker’s name has not been released and no other details were made available.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

(The Pick Lottery Photo)...

The Pick lottery ticket sold at Walmart in Surprise hits $8.8 million jackpot

If you bought a ticket for Wednesday night's The Pick lottery drawing in the West Valley, you'll want to check those numbers.
13 hours ago
(Pixabay Photo)...

Police investigate death of 27-year-old man found in Phoenix

Police are investigating the death of a 27-year-old man found in Phoenix Thursday morning.
13 hours ago
FILE - Vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine sit in a cooler before being thawed at a pop-u...

Arizona reports 3,322 new COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths on Friday

Arizona health officials on Friday reported 3,322 new COVID-19 cases and four deaths.
13 hours ago
(Courtesy photos L-R: Phoenix Zoo, CityScape Phoenix, Downtown Tempe Authority, Valley Metro)...

Weekend guide: Here are the biggest events around the Valley for Nov. 26-28

The holiday season is in full swing with multiple month-long events getting started across the Valley. Here are some of the biggest events around the Phoenix area.
13 hours ago
(Pexels photo)...

Kyrene School District approves higher pay for substitute teachers

The Kyrene School District Governing Board on Tuesday approved a pay increase for substitute teachers.
13 hours ago
(Town of Carefree photo)...

Carefree to ring in the holiday season with multiple events on Saturday

Carefree will begin the holiday season Saturday with a jubilee, the lighting of the Carefree Christmas Tree and Desert Garden as well as a holiday concert.
13 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

(Facebook Photo/NHTSA)...
Sweet James

Upcoming holiday season is peak time for DUI arrests

The holiday season may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s also the most dangerous time of the year to be driving. That’s why it’s important to remember to call Sweet James Accident Attorneys if you’re injured or arrested because of a DUI accident.

What you need to know about spine health

With 540 million people suffering from lower back pain, it remains the leading cause of long-term disability. That’s why World Spine Day on Oct. 16 will raise awareness about spinal health with its theme, BACK2BACK. “BACK2BACK will focus on highlighting ways in which people can help their spines by staying mobile, avoiding physical inactivity, not overloading […]
PNC Bank

How one organization supports early childhood literacy for the most vulnerable

Nearly two out of every three children in low-income communities don’t own a single children’s book, a fact that ultimately could have profound impacts even before entering kindergarten, according to Arizona nonprofit Southwest Human Development.
Woman dies of medical issue during hike on Scottsdale trail