Hiker dies in Cleveland National Forest

Posted at 7:12 PM, Sep 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-24 00:21:03-04

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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