another possible heat death?

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Posted by Lara on July 14, 2003 at 13:20:41:

This was a young man.

From the San Bernardino Coroner's site:

Coroner case #03-4935SF—7-12-03 at about 5:00 PM, Al Spellmire, age: 18, from Irvine, and his father, were camping in the Johnson Valley off-road vehicle recreation area in Rural Landers where their car had gotten stuck in the terrain. They ran out of water and decided to walk out to safety after being unable to reach help by phone. Al Spellmire left his father behind and went ahead. A couple hours later the father came upon his son’s body and was unable to revive him. The father continued on and eventually found help. Rescue personnel responded and began a search finding the son at 11:15 PM at which time he was confirmed dead. An autopsy will be performed to determine cause of death. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is investigating.

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