Evan Dishlon – The man who died after hiking the Spur Cross Trailhead Mountain in Cave Creek during extreme heat on Monday has been identified by police as 32-years old Evan Dishlon, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.
How did this incident take place?
He was hiking with a group of trails near Cave Creek on Monday afternoon when they suddenly needed emergency assistance. The Sheriff’s office stated a report of a person possibly suffering from heat exhaustion at the Spur Cross Trailhead.
Firefighters were also called to the scene to help rescue the group of six, as they needed to be flown to safety. Deputies said Dishlon was among those rescued. He was taken to the Hospital but later died. Officials said the five other hikers didn’t need to be taken to the hospital and were expected to be ok. The fire department confirmed that Dishlo died of Heat exhaustion and Heat stroke.
Captain Folio, to the visitors about the heat of Arizona
Scottsdale Fire Department Captain, Dave Folio is warning others that Arizona’s Heat is something to be taken seriously. The temperature is always high in this place. Please put all the necessary needs in a bag before visiting or hiking on this trail. It is dangerous out there as there is always extreme heat. The National Weather Service reports much of Arizona remains under excessive heat this week.
The NWS also said everyone should stay hydrated even if they aren’t thirsty, and if someone isn’t feeling well, get inside and Find shade.
Barrow Neurological Institute, Dishlon’s workplace, released a statement following his death
“We are deeply saddened by the tragic passing of Dr.Evan Dishlon. Dr.Dishion was a bright and gifted physician who had recently begun his first year as a neurology resident at Barrow Neurological Institute.
Also Read: American Doctor And Author, Ronald Glasser, passed away at 83
He was a kind and generous person who made it his mission and passion for improving the lives of others. We extend our deepest sympathy and prayers to Dr.Dishlon’s family, friends and colleagues during this time of mourning.”