A California couple apparently was overcome by heat and died Wednesday while hiking at The Wave near the Utah-Arizona border.
Ulrich and Patricia Wahli, of Campbell, Calif., had permits to hike to The Wave in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness on Wednesday, while temperatures exceeded 100 degrees, Kane County sheriff's Sgt. Alan Alldredge wrote in a news release.
On Thursday, hikers found the body of 69-year-old Patricia Wahli lying under a tree "as though she was trying to find some relief from the heat, or may have been feeling ill," Alldredge wrote. A helicopter crew flew in to retrieve the body; while at the scene they found Ulrich Wahli's body about 250 yards from the first.