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[pct-l] A PCT Death
- Subject: [pct-l] A PCT Death
- From: Kevin Corcoran <kevin%40hughes%2Enet>
- Date: Mon, 8 Dec 1997 18:16:56 -0800
Sadly enough, the recent weather in Southern California has been cited in
the death of a local PCT dayhiker. News accounts relate that apparently she
got hypothermic and disoriented...this in an area where the PCT crosses
several dirt roads in several places. (Liebre Mtn in the western San
(Does anyone know the status of the woman thruhiker who was heading south?
The last I heard she was heading out of Kennedy Meadows, I think.....)
Taken from the LA Times:
<SNIP> Tellez, a 40-year-old mother of five from Palmdale, was
reported missing Friday after she became separated
from a group
of hiking companions. Her body was discovered by
members of the
Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team about 10:30 a.m.
She was found lying under a large oak tree about
20 feet off a
"She looked very peaceful," said Capt. Rich Byrum
of the Santa
Clarita sheriff's station search and rescue team. "She
had put herself
under a tree and did what she could for protection."
Sheriff's Sgt. Mike Parker said it appears that
Tellez died of
hypothermia, but the exact cause of her death will be
the Los Angeles County coroner's office. Authorities
said they have
not ruled out foul play.
Tellez was last seen about 1:30 p.m. Friday after
weather prompted her to abandon a hike with three
She said she planned to head back down the mountain
youngest son was expecting to be picked up from
of descending the mountain safely, Tellez apparently
disoriented by pounding rain.
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