LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. — A hiker found dead after getting lost on trails in an 1,100-acre regional park in Lake Havasu City has been identified as a California man, authorities said Monday.
Mohave County Sheriff’s officials said 31-year-old Kyle Matthew Movius, of Irvine, became separated from a group of three other out-of-town hikers. His body was located by searchers Saturday afternoon.
Authorities said the four hikers called 911 around 2:30 p.m. Friday to say they were lost, out of water showing signs of heat exhaustion in 104-degree conditions.
Besides Movius, the other hikers were a 61-year-old man and two women, ages 63 and 27.
City fire rescue crews found three hikers near a trail and sent the two women to a hospital for treatment of hydration.
The 61-year-old man told authorities about Movius, who left the group to find the trailhead.
Authorities said Movius was found dead off of the trail system in a desert wilderness area of Lake Havasu City, which is in northwestern Arizona.
“They were visiting Sara Park from out of town and unfamiliar with the increased danger of hiking in the heat of the day and the challenging trail system during the summer,” a sheriff’s statement said of the group.
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