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Man dies, 4 Scouts rescued from Ariz. canyon

5:34 PM, Jun 9, 2013   |    comments
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BOULDER CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Authorities said a 69-year-old man died and another man and four Boy Scouts were rescued after they all suffered from heat-related illnesses in a hiking area near the Nevada-Arizona line.

Lake Mead National Recreation Area park rangers and other agencies carried out searches Saturday afternoon as temps hit 110 degrees, after receiving calls from help for the men and the Scouts in Arizona's White Rock Canyon area, about eight miles from Boulder City.

A news release said Clawson Bowman Jr. of Las Vegas was located about a mile from the trail head, but was pronounced dead. Rescuers aided the other man until an air ambulance arrived.

The Boy Scouts were reported lost, but they maintained phone links until they were rescued by an air crew and brought to the trail head, where they were treated by paramedics.

An autopsy is planned to determine the cause of Bowman's death.

Associated Press

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