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Cautionary Tales For Back Country Hikers
Heat Exposure and Dehydration Fatalities In Australia’s Outback Fall 2018
THERE ARE MANY STORES LIKE THIS OF HIKERS FOUND DEAD OR RESCUED IN CRITICAL CONDITION FROM HIKING IN EXTREME HEAT
Temperatures reaching 104º Fahrenheit, resulting in heat exhaustion and dehydration, are the suspected causes of several recent deaths in Australia’s outback.
An elderly couple, and two men in unrelated incidents, were found dead in the outback, from insufficient hydration while hiking.
Bob Cooper, Australian survival hiking expert, gives planning and survival tips when hiking during high temperature, in the November 4, ABC News article listed below.
ONLINE NEWS SOURCES
ABC News, November 4, 2018 – Two People Have Died In Remote Parts of Western Australia In One Week — But Experts Say Most Outback Deaths Are Preventable, By Sarah Collard
ABC News, October 28, 2018 – Man Dies of Suspected Dehydration After Group Hiking In Kalbarri National Park Runs Out of Water, By Sarah Collard.
ABC News, November 8, 2018 – Remote Australian Deaths Prompts Warning Outback Travel Dangers Could Rise, By Emily Smith
ABC.Net.au, November 25, 2018 – German Tourists Wandered 17km off Central Australia Hiking Trail Before Dying Of Dehydration, Heat Stress, By Neda Vanovac
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