It was like any other hike in the Park. But the calmness of the Park was shattered when a tree fell on an Indian-American woman hiker who was accompanying her son on a Boy Scouts hike. Incidentally, there were three adults and four boys with the Sunnyvale Boy Scout troop.
The tree fell in Rancho San Antonio Park in Cupertino, California, US on what’s usually called the PG&E trail. A woodsy trail is a place where many hiked, and the locals and parents of the group were shocked by the incident.
One of the parents Surya (who didn’t want his surname revealed), shared that they tried to do their best after they called 911 at around 10.01 am. He added that they tried to lift the tree from above the lady to help her breathe. However, by the time aid arrived, the woman was declared deceased.
So far, no such incidents have been reported in the Park. The incident occurred close to the Park’s parking lot. The mud under the tree was said to be damp, as there have been intermittent storms in the area for some time. Fellow hikers and witnesses said it was not windy at the time. Those who regularly hiked, like Rashmi Shiva at the Park, expressed shock and regret and said they could never imagine such an accident happening.
Though the Park is now open, Abbors Trail is presently closed. Though the woman’s name has been kept under wrap, her family was from San Jose.