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Hiker rescued during Phoenix heat wave dies

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A woman who became unresponsive while hiking and mountain biking in Phoenix during a heat wave has died.

Phoenix fire officials say the unidentified 28-year-old started biking with two friends around 6 a.m. Sunday and stopped breathing a few hours later.

Firefighters say her condition appeared heat-related.

She was flown to a hospital, where she died.

The woman was an avid hiker and personal trainer who had no known medical issues.

The National Weather Service says temperatures climbed quickly Sunday, with the high surpassing 115 before 1 p.m.

The heat has broken a hot-weather record for June 19 set nearly 50 years ago.

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