Hiker Who Died At White Sands Monument Was German Tourist

Police say the hiker who died after collapsing in the White Sands National Monument was a German tourist.

Yesterday, law enforcement officials released the name of Peter Cramer after the 70-year-old was found dead by park rangers Saturday afternoon near the Alkali Flat trailhead. Cramer was hiking the trail with his wife who had already gone back to their car due to the heat which reached the 99-degree mark that afternoon. Cramer’s wife was treated for dehydration.