Hiker dies at Three Sisters Falls near Julian

Posted at 11:19 PM, Jun 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-06 17:32:01-04

DESCANSO, Calif. (KGTV) -- Authorities have identified the woman who died at Three Sisters Falls as 20-year-old Nathalie Reed. 

San Diego Sheriff's Deputies got the call for a stranded hiker in medical distress at 5:49 p.m. Tuesday, and called Cal Fire for assistance. When medical workers and deputies arrived, they found the victim dead.

The hike to Three Sisters Falls is considered strenuous to extreme, with steep slopes. Deputies made dozens of rescues in 2017 when hikers found themselves struggling in hot weather. 

The San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.

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Deputies are asking for more information about the death. Call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 with information and you will remain anonymous.