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Cyclist Who Died In Palm Springs Heat Identified As OC Man

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PALM SPRINGS (AP) — A bicyclist who collapsed and died on a Palm Springs trail during a scorching hot day was a 40-year-old Orange County man.

The Riverside County coroner’s office identified the man Sunday as 40-year-old Johnny Lee of Placentia.

Police said Lee was cycling with another person in the hills above Araby Cove on Saturday when he became dehydrated and passed out. Paramedics who helicoptered to the hills pronounce him dead at the scene.

An autopsy is pending to determine the cause of death.

The National Weather Service said temperatures reached 107 degrees in Palm Springs on Saturday, tying a record set in 1958.

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