THE wife of a hiker who died of heat stroke after running out of water has revealed her heartbreaking last wish following his tragic death.
Evan Dishion, 32, had just had a baby with his wife Amy when he got lost while hiking with friends in Cave Creek, Arizona on Monday.
The Scottsdale Fire Department received reports around 1:25 p.m. of six hikers who may have suffered from heat exhaustion at a trailhead just north of Cave Creed.
The hikers were about four miles into a hike when they ran out of water and got lost, said Dave Folio, captain of the Scottsdale Fire Department.
Crews responded and discovered a man, later identified as Dishion, in critical condition.
He was taken to the hospital where he unfortunately died of exhaustion and heat stroke, the fire department said.
The other five hikers did not require hospitalization and were expected to be fine.
dr Evan Dishion was in his second year of residency at Barrow Neurological Institute at the time of his death.
“Since Chloe came here, he hasn’t had as much time with his friends between stays,” his wife Amy told ABC15.
“I feel like normally I would have pushed back a little harder because of the heat.”
Now the heartbroken widow is warning others to beware of dangerous conditions before it’s too late.
“It’s not worth it,” Amy said.
“He didn’t want to leave me and Chloe. I don’t want other people to leave behind people they love just to go for a hike.”
The Barrow Neurological Institute released a statement following Dishion’s tragic death, saying he was “a clever and gifted doctor”.
“He was a kind and generous person who made it his mission and passion to improve the lives of others.
“We speak to Dr. Our deepest condolences and prayers to Dishion’s family, friends and colleagues at this time of sadness.”
A GoFundMe established in Dishion’s memory has raised over $20,000 for funeral expenses and family needs.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6172678/arizona-hiker-dies-heat-stroke-wife-heartbreaking-plea/ Hiker’s wife reveals heartbreaking wish after young father, 32, died of heat exhaustion while lost on a trail with friends