Man dies during hike on Piestewa Peak

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

PHOENIX – A group hike on Piestewa Peak took a sad turn Sunday.

Phoenix fire said a 54-year-old man from New Jersey was hiking with some friends when a medical condition caused him to collapse.

Authorities said the man’s heart stopped, and while people on the mountain performed CPR, he had passed away by the time rescue crews reached him.

The man’s name has not yet been released.