News headline from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department:
Shortly before 3:30 p.m. on June 6th, deputies from the Thermal Station responded to a report of a missing hiker in the Jumbo Rock Campground area of the Joshua Tree National Park.
Park rangers, search and rescue personnel, and a CHP helicopter searched the area for the hiker.
Shortly after 9:00 p.m., search and rescue members located a deceased hiker in the area. The hiker’s identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Later reports are that the victim was a 41-year-old Canadian man from Victoria, British Columbia.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Investigator Michael Gaunt at 760-863-8990.
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Thursday, June 7, 2012
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