Hiker found dead on Skyline Trail above Palm Springs

A 40-year-old man was discovered dead on a Palm Springs hiking trail on Wednesday.

Christopher Wathen, of Twentynine Palms, was found at about 2:30 pm on the Skyline Trail, according to KESQ. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials have not released the cause of death, but foul play is not suspected.

Temperatures in the Coachella Valley soared to near 110 degrees on Wednesday afternoon.


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