Motorcyclist dies on ride through Death Valley during sweltering heatwave

Motorcyclist dies on ride through Death Valley during sweltering heatwave


A man died from exposure to a record heatwave while visiting Death Valley National Park in California on Saturday.

National park officials said in a press release that the man was a part of a group of six motorcyclists driving through the Badwater Basin in the park.

‘If you warm up and never properly cool down, your body doesn’t get a chance to reset.’

“Yesterday it was 128 degrees, which was a record high for that day in Death Valley,” said park ranger Nichole Andler, “and these folks were traveling through on motorcycles, and most likely they didn’t have adequate cooling.”

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One of the six motorcyclists was declared dead at the scene while four were treated for heat illness. One of

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