- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 15, 2017

PHOENIX (AP) - An autopsy has concluded that the death of a 12-year-old boy following a hot hike was accidental.

CBS 5 (KPHO-TV) reports (https://bit.ly/2lPOhEc ) that according to a report released Tuesday Cody Flom died of heat exhaustion. His initial recorded body temperature was 102 degrees and later reached nearly 108 degrees.

Cody went hiking in 110-degree weather in July with his mother’s boyfriend at a north Phoenix mountain preserve. He later became sick. The boyfriend tried to carry Cody down the mountain trail but eventually left him in order to get help.

Cody was flown to a hospital where he later died.

Police are still investigating the death and charges are possible.


Information from: KPHO-TV, https://www.kpho.com/

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