New details emerge on hiker's cause of death after body found at national park following emergency call
NEW details have emerged in the death of a hiker after his body was found at a national park on Sunday.
Mystery had surrounded the discovery following an emergency call to Will Rogers State Historic Park in Pacific Palisades.
The Los Angeles Police Department said they were investigating the death, along with the coroner.
Authorities have now named the hiker as Jay Goldberg, 53, from Los Angeles.
They say Goldberg died from a heart attack and died at the scene.
Fire crews had been called to help rescue the hiker along the Rustic Canyon at around 11:30am.
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His body was found via winch after rescue units were lowered down, CBS reports.
The Los Angeles Fire Department said in a statement: "LAFD Air Ops located the patient and lowered two rescuers down.
"They conducted a patient assessment and determined death for an approximately 35yo [sic] male patient."
The death follows the extraordinary rescue of three hikers after their pal fell 300ft to his death from a cliff edge.
Jerardo Huitzil, 25, tragically tumbled down the rockface near Paseo Del Mar in Palos Verdes Estates, California, last week.
In a separate incident, chilling photos found on missing hikers’ camera show mysterious final moments before girls vanished in Panama jungle.
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