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Police identify man who died while hiking on north Scottsdale trail

Posted at 7:27 PM, Feb 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-19 13:27:54-05

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Police have identified a 65-year-old man who died Monday evening while hiking a trail in north Scottsdale.

According to Scottsdale fire officials, multiple agencies responded around 6 p.m. to reports of a hiker down on the Sunrise Trail near 136th Street and Via Linda.

Other hikers reportedly found Stephen Butcher about a half-mile up the trailhead and began CPR. Once Scottsdale fire crews arrived, they continued life-saving measures, but Butcher died on scene.

Scottsdale police Sgt. Ben Hoster said Butcher passed away from a "medical-related event."