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UPDATE: Woman who died during weekend hike at Big Bend National Park identified

Big Bend National Park Sign (Source: KWES) Big Bend National Park Sign (Source: KWES)
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UPDATE: The woman who died in Big Bend National Park on Sunday afternoon has been identified as Cathlyn Weir of Cedar Hill, Texas. 

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A person was found dead on a Big Bend National Park trail late Sunday afternoon. 

We're told two people started hiking the Dog Canyon Trail at the park.

According to the report, the two people began exhibiting signs of heat distress and dehydration around noon. 

The partner of a 46-year-old woman hiked back to the trailhead to notify the park of the situation around 2:30 p.m. 

That's when authorities launched a response including Park Rangers and Border Patrol Agents. 

However, the woman's remains were found at 4:20 p.m. Sunday afternoon. 

The cause of death has not yet been determined but authorities said heat stress is a likely factor. 

The woman's name has not yet been released. 

Big Bend National Park’s staff is saddened by this loss of life, and extends their sympathies to the friends and family of the deceased.

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