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Press Release: Lost Hiker / Search and Rescue
Agency: Riverside County Sheriff’s Department
Station Area: Palm Desert
Written Date: October 25, 2019 Time: 2:00 AM
Incident Date: October 24, 2019 Time: 9:13 PM
Incident Location: Bernardo Trail Head., Desert Hot Springs
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Jose Tijerina
File Number(s): O192970027


On Thursday, October 24, 2019, at 9:13 PM, Riverside County Sheriff deputies responded to Bernardo Trail Head, Desert Hot Springs regarding two lost hikers. A 23-year-old male and a 20-year-old female reported being lost along the Bernardo Trail Head with a no water and no warm clothes. Members of the Riverside County Desert Sheriff’s Search and Rescue (DSSAR) responded to the scene to assist in locating the lost hikers. DSSAR hiked the Bernardo Trail Head and located the two hikers uninjured. DSSAR assisted the two hikers out of the Bernardo Trail Head and to the sheriff’s command post located at the 10-600 block of Bernardo Way.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department would like to remind the public to consider taking plenty of water, food, map, and a mobile charging port in order to maintain a charged cell phone. Hikers should also be aware of the weather report and take appropriate clothing for the conditions. 


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