Man found deceased on hiking trail at Saguaro National Park

Posted at 12:38 PM, May 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-30 17:24:06-04

A man was found dead on the Gould Mine Trail west of Saguaro National Park Saturday.

According to the National Park Service, 34-year-old Bradley Hughes of Geneva Illinois had an empty hydration bladder and no other water with him when he was found. Heat or dehydration may have been a factor.

We offer our sincerest condolences to the family and loved ones of Mr. Hughes, said Superintendent Leah McGinnis. We are all reminded that extra precaution should be taken while recreating in the desert during the summer months.