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Park rangers find body after investigating abandoned car

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In this Thursday, March 5, 2020, photograph, footprints mar the surface of a dune in White Sands National Park at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

New Mexico– Park rangers at White Sands National Park are reporting that they discovered the body of a man after investigating a vehicle that appeared to have been abandoned at the park.
The discovery was made on Tuesday just “off-trail.”
It is unclear how the victim died, however, park rangers put out a bulletin stating that park visitors should take extra precautions due to the summer heat:
“During the extreme summer heat, it is critical to be prepared and know your limitations,” park rangers said in a July 8 news release. “For summer hiking at White Sands, the park recommends starting in the coolest part of the day, early morning or early evening.”
Authorities also recommended that visitors not use the trail if it is over 85 degrees outside because the trails have no shade or water stations.