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Personal Injury Lawyer Dies After Fall on Camelback Mountain

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A Phoenix man died on Wednesday, December 26,  five days after he sustained critical injuries from a fall on Camelback Mountain, according to the Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s office.

Terence J. Hislop, 55, went missing while hiking with his family on December 21, according to an obituary published by Messinger Mortuaries. Phoenix Police and Fire rescue found him the next morning with critical head injuries.

He died at HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center, a spokesperson for the medical examiner's office said. The primary cause of death was blunt force trauma.

Hislop was born on December 21, 1963, in St. Paul, Minnesota, according to his obituary. He was a personal injury lawyer who received his Juris Doctor from Hamline Law School.  

According to his obituary, "Terry also led a very active life and his many interests included reading, golfing, biking, and hiking. He was also active in volunteering his time to help coach youth sports and teach AWANA and Sunday school classes. In addition, Terry loved to indulge his creative side and acted in numerous plays put on by Scottsdale Bible Church."

He leaves behind his wife, Lynda, of 27 years and two 17-year-old twin boys, Joshua and Benjamin.

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