OTERO COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A second person has died this summer due to the heat in Picketwire Canyon.
Picketwire Canyon is in the Comanche National Grasslands near La Junta in southeastern Colorado.READ MORE: Denver Mayor Michael Hancock Joins Other Mayors Asking Biden To Be Included In Climate Migration Study
The Otero County Sheriff tweeted Monday morning that over the weekend there was a heat-related fatality.
It is the second this summer.
The person’s identity will not be released until their family is notified.MORE NEWS: Newest Police Accountability Bill Moves Forward In Colorado, Focuses On De-Escalation And Use Of Force
The canyon is known for their dinosaur tracks on the banks of the Purgatoire River, the largest documented assemblage in North America, with over 1,500 prints in 100 separate trackways that extend for a quarter of a mile.