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Posted on: October 4, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Body of Lost Hiker Found



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Body of Los Hiker Found
Station Area:La Quinta
Written Date:October 4, 2020Time:1:50 PM
Incident Date:October 4, 2020Time:12:00 PM
Incident Location:La Quinta Cove Hiking Trail
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Daniel Porras
File Number(s):LA202770032


On October 3, 2020, about 1:27 P.M., deputies from the Thermal station received a call of a missing hiker in the La Quinta Cove hiking trail.  The hiker had left on October 1, 2020, and did not return home.

On October 4, 2020, about 6:00 A.M., volunteers of the Desert Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team began a search of the area.  Helicopters from the California Highway Patrol and Riverside County Sheriff’s Department assisted in the search and located the hiker deceased.  The hiker was found off the designated hiking trail.  The hiker will remain unidentified at this time, pending Coroner notification to the next of kin. 

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Investigator Hammond at the Thermal Station, 760-863-8990. 

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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