Teen dies on Australian hiking trip

Last updated 14:58 22/12/2012

Relevant offers

Australia

Mike Baird quits as New South Wales premier $60 million of cocaine found on whale boat off Australia Queensland leopard shark makes first recorded sexual transition 30C at midnight: Heatwave pounds Sydney Kangaroo attack: What to do if you come face-to-face with a kangaroo After three years, MH370 search ends with no plane, few answers Hot night on Tuesday as minimum of 25 predicted for Sydney, Australia 'Postcard Bandit' Brenden Abbott pleads guilty to 1989 Freo jail break Australia Day billboard blasted over hijabs Police release new information into 1997 Gerard Ross murder case

A 14-year-old boy from Scotland has died while on a hiking trip with his father in Western Australia's northwest.

The teenager, who arrived in the country in mid-December, became dehydrated while walking along Badjirrajirra Creek, about 20km south of Exmouth, yesterday.

He collapsed about four hours into the hike with little water or shade. Temperatures in the region were well above 40 degrees Celsius.

Police say they responded to emergency calls from the boy's father, a 49-year-old Geraldton man, only to find the pair about 700m down a gully near the Badjirrajirra car park.

Officers carried the boy to the car park and performed CPR.

He was rushed to Exmouth Hospital by ambulance but died early last night.

Ad Feedback

- AAP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content