Woman dies after succumbing to heat illness due to mountain bike trail ride

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Due to today’s extreme heat, we have sad news that will hopefully serve as a reminder about just how dangerous being out in in these temperatures can be.
 
A 28-year-old woman has died after mountain biking outside with friends. 
 
This woman had been out in the heat for several hours, but she took all the right steps to avoid getting sick and the heat still proved to be too much for her.
 
She was out early this morning when it wasn't nearly as hot as it is now, but fire officials tell us it shows just how dangerous our temps are. 
 
Around 9:00 a.m. this morning, Phoenix Fire responded to a mountain biker who was feeling ill.
 
The 28-year-old was biking with two friends on Desert Vista Trail and was just 1 mile from the bottom. 
 
"We got information that she was not breathing and that CPR by the two friends who were riding with her had been initiated," said Larry Subervi with the Phoenix Fire Department.    
 
The woman was airlifted and taken to the hospital where she unfortunately later died. 
 
“[She] did not appear to have any physical injuries. From what we know right now, it's 100 percent heat related," Subervi said.   
 
Phoenix Fire says she was an avid mountain biker and personal trainer who had plenty of water with her and did everything right. 
 
Her two friends were even doctors who were the first to perform CPR.
 
"[It] really shows how critical this heat can be, how it can really sneak up on you and the importance of hydrating. She did a lot, you know everything right. She was with a group, they were experienced, they started off early in the day, but still when we're dealing with temperatures like this it's just really unpredictable how your body is going to respond."         
 
The victim’s name hasn't been released yet, but we will bring you any updates we receive.

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