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UPDATE: 12-year-old boy who collapsed while hiking has died

(Source: KPHO/KTVK) (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
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Police remained on the scene hours after the boy was airlifted to the hospital. (Source: KPHO/KTVK) Police remained on the scene hours after the boy was airlifted to the hospital. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

It's a heartbreaking update to a story that began as a mountain rescue late Friday afternoon. Phoenix police say the 12-year-old boy who collapsed while hiking has died.

The victim was hiking late in the afternoon on the "Sidewinder Trail" near 19th Avenue and Dove Valley in north Phoenix. Police say he was hiking with an adult male.

He reportedly passed out due to the extreme temperatures.

Rescue crews brought him down the mountain and into an ambulance where paramedics tried to stabilize him.

He was said to be unconscious and unresponsive.

A chopper was then brought in to airlift the boy to Phoenix Children's Hospital in extremely critical condition.

He did not survive.

Police say they were called to the hospital around 5 p.m. for a welfare check on the boy.

Detectives were still at the scene of the hiking trail hours later, investigating the boy's death.

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