Firefighter dies on hike
January 5, 2012
A California Men’s Colony inmate firefighter on a routine training hike collapsed and died Tuesday at Camp San Luis National Guard Base, according to a Cal Fire press release.
The man, whose name has not been released pending notification of relatives, passed out at about 3:45 p.m. and was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He had been assigned to the Cuesta Fire Camp at the California Men’s Colony.
Cal Fire and the Men’s Colony officials are conducting an investigation.