16-Year-Old American Girl Dies From Heat Stroke in Israeli Desert

Israelis stand on the banks of a stream looking at a flash flood flowing in the Judea Desert, south of the West Bank city of Jericho, following heavy rain on February 21, 2009. Meteorologists have said that rain may fall for several consecutive days.
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Ynet news reports:

A 16-year-old girl from the United States died on Wednesday from hyperthermia (heat stroke) during a hike with her summer camp in the Negev. The teenager was transported to the hospital following her displaying symptoms on Wednesday, and the news of her death was released on Saturday.

The American was struck with hyperthermia whilst on a hike with other teenage girls in Ein Akev. Paramedics from Magen David Adom were called to the scene, where they provided first aid and transferred her directly via helicopter to Be’er Sheva’s Soroka Medical Center.

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