Woman in her 70s dies while hiking in Santa Monica Mountains

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Woman in her 70s dies while hiking in Santa Monica Mountains

by City News Service

MALIBU — A woman in her 70s hiking near the Circle X Ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains above Malibu died after she became separated from her group, authorities said Wednesday morning.

Deputies responded to a hiking trail near the ranch at 12896 Yerba Buena Road in Ventura County about 2:35 p.m. Tuesday and were told the woman had been missing for at least two hours, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department.

A deputy found the woman’s body a short time later and gave her CPR, but the woman was pronounced dead at the scene, the sheriff’s department said.

A preliminary investigation determined the woman died from a heat-related illness, and foul play was not suspected, authorities told the Ventura County Star.

The name of the victim was not disclosed.

All credit goes to City News Service Originally published on https://www.dailynews.com

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