High temperature ‘may have been a factor’ in death of 71-year-old in Golden Canyon area, park officials say

A 71-year-old man collapsed and died in Death Valley on Tuesday as temperatures in the valley – the point of lowest elevation in North America as well as one of the hottest places in the world – reached at least 121F (49.4C).

“Heat may have been a factor in his death,” Death Valley national park officials said in a press release.

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