Woman dies following Phoenix hike with man she’d just met

A hiker who lower brief a trek via an Arizona mountain with a man she’d just met was discovered useless hours later amid sweltering temperatures, in accordance with stories.

The physique of the lady, recognized in stories as Angela Tramonte, 31, was found Friday off the Echo Canyon Trail close to a house on the northeast facet of Camelback Mountain in Phoenix, the Phoenix Fire Department said.

Rescue groups responded to the two,706-foot peak after Tramonte “turned around halfway” up the path and didn’t return to a car parking zone.

A man climbing with Tramonte had known as cops about 4 hours earlier to report that she rotated about midway into their journey as a result of she was overheated, the Arizona Republic reported.

But the lady wasn’t on the car parking zone, the place all of her belongings had been found nonetheless inside a automotive, Phoenix Fire Department Capt. Ron McDade instructed the newspaper.

Tramonte, who lived in Saugus, Massachusetts, was later discovered unresponsive and pronounced useless regardless of makes an attempt to revive her, McDade mentioned.

CBS Boston reported Sunday that Tramonte was visiting Phoenix for the primary time after assembly a man on Instagram.

Angela Tramonte
The man who had been climbing with Angela Tramonte reportedly known as police to inform them that they’d break up after she complained of being overheated.

That man – who works as a police officer, in accordance with Tramonte’s associates – wished to maintain going, so the pair break up up. Some of the lady’s associates at the moment are questioning the circumstances surrounding her demise, in accordance with the report.

“If somebody’s walking up a mountain and you’re seeing her in distress and she’s not feeling well and she’s exhausted – why wouldn’t you walk her back down?” Tramonte’s good friend Stacey Gerardi mentioned. “Why would you continue to walk back up? It doesn’t make sense.”

Gerardi mentioned she wished “justice” in her good friend’s surprising demise just sooner or later after she arrived in Arizona.

“Not even 24 hours and she’s dead,” Gerardi mentioned. “We want justice. We want answers. We need to keep pushing. That was my sister. We had 25 years of friendship.”

Foul play shouldn’t be anticipated in Tramonte’s demise, a spokeswoman for Phoenix police instructed the Arizona Republic. Her reason for demise will probably be decided by a medical expert.

Investigators mentioned the lady appeared to not have water with her when she was discovered and was probably attempting to get assist as temps in Phoenix reached 104 levels Friday, the Boston Globe reported.

“But at that point in time, [she] could have conceivably been in the early stages of heat exhaustion and heatstroke, where you become delirious, and unfortunately, your faculties are not about you,” McDade instructed the Globe.

Rescue crews search for Angela Tramonte at Camelback Mountain outside of Phoenix, Arizona.
Rescue crews seek for Angela Tramonte at Camelback Mountain exterior of Phoenix, Arizona.
Phoenix Police Department

The lady’s companion, in the meantime, instructed authorities he was skilled on the mountain, having hiked it beforehand “from the top to the bottom” – even throughout summer time months.

“It’s very unforgiving, is the word I like to use,” McDade mentioned of Camelback. “This mountain doesn’t care who you are, or how great of a hiker or an experienced hiker you are. The mountain, in a situation like that, usually wins.”

McDade told KPNX it’s by no means a good suggestion to separate up whereas climbing.

Angela Tramonte
While foul play shouldn’t be suspected in Angela Tramonte’s demise, her good friend says that she “wants justice” and “wants answers.”

“If you start as a group, you should end as a group,” McDade instructed the station.

An on-line fundraiser arrange in Tramonte’s reminiscence mentioned she went to Arizona after speaking to a man on-line for 2 months.

“Halfway up the mountain, Angela told this man, who is a police officer and first responder, that she was exhausted and couldn’t continue,” the web site reads. “She supposedly walked back down the mountain ALONE to the car while this man continued on by himself. He clearly has no regard for her safety.”

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