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Posted: 7/24/2013 4:29:20 AM EST
Anniversary hike ends in tragedy near scenic spot
SALT LAKE CITY -- They left their two young children with relatives and set off to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary at one of the most beautiful hiking destinations in the Southwest.

Months earlier, the luck of a draw had brought Anthony and Elisabeth Ann Bervel coveted hiking permits for The Wave, a region of richly colored sandstone patterns near the Utah-Arizona border.

But just hours into Monday's trek, 27-year-old Elisabeth Bervel died of cardiac arrest, becoming the third hiker in a month to succumb to the brutal summer heat and disorienting open country where no marked trail shows the way.
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Link Posted: 7/24/2013 4:41:57 AM EST
Exercise kills!
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 4:44:28 AM EST
Failure to plan is totally preventable. It amazes me how many people go places without a compass.

But I have to wonder what kind of health she was in. She must not have been terribly fit to go down that fast.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 7:45:33 AM EST
It's hot. Stay hydrated.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 8:49:41 AM EST
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Originally Posted By sitdwnandhngon:
Failure to plan is totally preventable. It amazes me how many people go places without a compass.

But I have to wonder what kind of health she was in. She must not have been terribly fit to go down that fast.
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who knows? a lot of people have fairly serious health problems but have no symptoms.

Link Posted: 7/24/2013 10:37:24 AM EST
This is really sad, they leave behind 2 kids without parents.

I think they way underestimated their abilities. They had 8 guides that were available.

Many people are under the false assumption that the national parks are like a "walk in the park," with no associated dangers. kind of like a walk in Disneyland.

Mistakes in nature are very unforgiving.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 11:32:20 AM EST
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Originally Posted By warlord:
This is really sad, they leave behind 2 kids without parents.
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