Woman in her 20s dies of heatstroke on West Bank hike
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Woman in her 20s dies of heatstroke on West Bank hike

Hiker was found unconscious at Wadi Qelt during heatwave; police investigating

An IDF helicopter called out to assist in the recovery of a woman who fell to her death in Wadi Qelt, near Jerusalem, March 28. (MDA)
Illustrative: An IDF helicopter called out to assist in the recovery of a woman who fell to her death in Wadi Qelt, near Jerusalem. (MDA)

A woman in her twenties died during a hike, apparently after suffering heatstroke, medics said Friday.

The young woman was found unconscious at Wadi Qelt in the West Bank, north of Jerusalem.

A military helicopter was dispatched to the area to transport her to a hospital. But attempts to revive her failed, and doctors were forced to pronounce her death.

It was unclear if she was hiking alone or with others.

Police are investigating.

According to Army Radio, the woman was the fifth person this week to be extracted while hiking at Wadi Qelt, where temperatures can reach past 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38°C) in the summer.

The incident came at the tail end of a nearly week-long heatwave in Israel.

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