Woman dies while hiking on Pacific Crest Trail in Riverside County

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A Pacific Crest Trail sign is seen in an undated photo. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)

A Pacific Crest Trail sign is seen in an undated photo. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)

A woman died Wednesday while hiking on the Pacific Crest Trail near the community of Anza in Riverside County.

Officials responded to a call about a hiker who was possibly deceased shortly after 11:30 a.m., according to Riverside County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson Deanna Pecoraro.

A helicopter was able to locate two hikers. One woman was pronounced dead at the scene while another was taken to a hospital.

Pecoraro said that there is an active investigation into the death of the hiker, but foul play is not suspected.

Read the full story on LATimes.com.

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