SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Authorities found a male hiker dead in Cleveland National Forest on Saturday.
The San Diego Sheriff’s Department got the call at 1:51 p.m.
San Diego County Fire Authority was already there and tried to perform CPR.
The man was dead by the time sheriff’s deputies arrived. His body was hoisted out by a helicopter.
SDSD stated in a release the man was 64-years-old.
Firefighters say the man was hiking with his son and their dog when he collapsed, about a mile and a half from the start of the Espinosa Trail.
Another hiker at the scene said he heard first responders say he had a heart attack.
His death does not appear suspicious, according to the sheriff’s department. Deputies would not confirm if the death was due to a heart attack.
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