PALM SPRINGS, Cali. - A hiker has died and another one suffered severe dehydration after they were found in a rugged canyon south of Palm Springs.
Authorities said rangers with the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla found the two on a trail around 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Riverside County Sheriff's department said one hiker was unresponsive, and was pronounced dead at the scene. The other one displayed severe signs of dehydration and was taken to a hospital in critical condition.
The dead man's name was not released pending notification of relatives.
Two other hikers from Texas were rescued after getting lost in the woods atop rugged Mount San Jacinto.
The hikers were spotted at 1:25 a.m. at the top of the Palm Springs Arial Tramway, about a mile from the Long Valley Ranger Station, Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Kirk Steines said.
They were identified as Preston Crow and Carol Crow, of Wichita Falls, Texas, Friends reported the hikers missing late Friday when they did not return from their day hike.
The hikers remained at the upper tram station until help arrived, Steines said. The hikers were uninjured.
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