Man has medical issue, dies while hiking east of Everett

SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say a 72-year-old Bothell died of medical complications while hiking the Greider Lakes Trail northeast of Seattle.

The cause and manner of the man’s death, as well as his name, are expected to be released this week by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Members of the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue teams were called to the trail east of Everett on Saturday after a 911 call for help.

The sheriff’s office says a nearby county helicopter was diverted to the area and the hiking party was found within minutes.

The sheriff’s office says the man had already died by the time the team arrived on the scene.