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A 67-year-old man has been found dead in California Death Valley National Park After running out of gas in his vehicle while it was hot at a record level, authorities say.

The National Park Service said in a statement Tuesday afternoon that tourists “buried David Kelleher’s body in Huntington Beach, obscured by terrain and a Mesquite tree about 190 feet from California Highway 190”.

“After the gas ran out, it looks like Kelleher was running from Jabriski Point towards Furnace Creek,” officials said.

Park staff began an investigation on June 11 after the ranger saw a vehicle parked for three days in the Jabriski Point parking lot, one of the park’s most popular areas for park views.

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According to the National Park Service, the Kelleher vehicle was parked in the Jabriski Point parking lot.

According to the National Park Service, the Kelleher vehicle was parked in the Jabriski Point parking lot.
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Authorities said Kelleher had a crumpled note inside the vehicle.The gas ran out“And he was not reported missing.

During that time, the heat wave caused record temperatures, rising to 123 degrees.

National Park Service Kelleher "looks like it

National Park Service Kelleher “looks like it’s running from Jabrisky Point to Furnace Creek,” which has a gas station.
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Park officials searched for Kelleher’s body near the Golden Canyon and the Badlands Trials, saying “he could not be found anywhere later.”

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Park officials encourage people to sit in their vehicles rather than walk for help in extreme heat.

Park officials encourage people to sit in their vehicles rather than walk for help in extreme heat.
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“The National Park Service encourages visitors to stay safe during the summer by taking a short walk in the air conditioning, drinking plenty of water and eating salty snacks, rather than hiking at low altitudes after 10am,” it said in a statement.

This is the second death in Death Valley last month, according to Park. John McCarthy, 69, of Long Beach, was found dead on June 1 in Panamint Valley.

Greg Norman of Fox News contributed to this report.