A 75-year-old Tucson man died Tuesday morning while hiking in Saguaro National Park West, possibly due to medical reasons, officials say.

Pima County Sheriff's Department spokesperson Deputy Daniel Jelineo said the department received a call at 9:40 a.m. that a man had suffered a possible stroke between a quarter-mile to a half-mile up the King Canyon Trail.

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Paramedics with Picture Rocks Fire District arrived on scene at about 10:15, Jelineo said. The man died while still on the trail. His wife was with him.

Jelineo said officials aren't releasing the man's name. There is no more information at this time.

Contact reporter Danyelle Khmara at dkhmara@tucson.com or 573-4223. On Twitter: @DanyelleKhmara


Danyelle joined the Star in 2018 and covers K-12 education. Previously, Danyelle wrote for the Tucson Weekly where she won several statewide awards including story of the year and first place investigative reporting.