Hiker Dies After Medical Emergency on Billy Goat Trail

A hiker who suffered a medical emergency likely caused by heat while on Billy Goat Trail in the area of Great Falls died after being airlifted to a local hospital on Saturday afternoon.

U.S. Park Police identified the hiker as 32-year-old Rachel Parkerson of Severn, Maryland. It was determined that the cause of death was accidental with an attributing factor of Hyperthermia according to a press release.

Chief Spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, Pete Piringer shares more details…

Piringer says they had to respond to a number of people suffering from heat exhaustion in that same area on Saturday as well…

And a word of advice for people who are considering hiking , walking, or biking near the Billy Goat Trails…

 

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Jordan Lindsay

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