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PCSO: 16-year-old dies during hike at Picacho Peak Park on Saturday

Posted at 10:57 AM, May 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-02 15:09:48-04

PINAL COUNTY — A 16-year-old died on Saturday while on a Scouts BSA group hike at Picacho Peak Park, according to a spokesperson for the Pinal County Sheriff's Office.

The teenager has not been identified by officials.

It is unknown how many people were in the group.

Officials say a member of the group called 911 for help, though it is unclear why.

When rescue crews arrived, the 16-year-old had no water and was unconscious, officials say. It's unclear if the lack of water led to the teen's death or not.

A park ranger who arrived along with members of the Avra Fire Department attempted life-saving measures on the teen; however, he was pronounced dead on the scene.

The Scouts BSA hasn't yet returned a request for comment.