2 hikers found dead in Nevada’s Valley of Fire State Park in scorching 114-degree heat

Harris Marley
Harris Marley

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Two hikers were found dead Saturday afternoon in Nevada’s Valley of Fire State Park as extreme heat grips parts of the state with triple-digit temperatures.

The two women had gone out earlier that morning at the state park, south of Overton in Moapa Valley and about 65 miles northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada State Police said.

Several hikers who reported seeing the women begin their hike alerted authorities when they noticed the pair had not returned.

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Saturday’s high temperature was 114 F, and the southern part of the state remains in an excessive heat warning.

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Valley of Fire State Park is located south of Overton in Moapa Valley and about 65 miles northeast of Las Vegas. (George Rose/Getty Images)

Authorities conducted a welfare check shortly before 3 p.m. and found a dead woman on the trail. The other woman’s body was found in a ravine, state police said.

The two female hikers were said to have set out on the park’s trails on Saturday morning and had not returned by late afternoon. (George Rose/Getty Images)

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Police have not released details about the hiker’s identity or a possible cause of death.

Fox News Digital contacted Nevada State Parks and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, but did not immediately hear back.

Temperatures in Valley of Fire State Park hit a high of 114 F on Saturday. (BlueRed/REDA&CO/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

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According to the Southern Nevada Health District, there have been seven heat-related deaths in Clark County since mid-July.

The deaths come as several hikers in other parks around the country experienced heat-related incidents.

The last reported heat-related death in a U.S. park occurred Tuesday in California’s Death Valley National Park, where temperatures hit 128 degrees.

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That hiker, identified as 71-year-old Steve Curry, collapsed outside the restroom in Golden Canyon just hours after talking to a Los Angeles Times reporter about hiking in the heat. Rangers tried to rescue him but were unsuccessful.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


2 hikers found dead in Nevada’s Valley of Fire State Park in scorching 114-degree heat

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