DESERT HOT SPRINGS (AP) — A missing Los Angeles real estate broker has been found alive, six days after leaving for a daylong hike in Joshua Tree National Park.
Authorities say 64-year-old Edward Rosenthal was found by a San Bernardino County sheriff’s helicopter crew just before noon in a canyon about six miles east of Desert Hot Springs.
Park spokesman Joe Zarki says Rosenthal was conscious and able to communicate with rescuers. He was taken to High Desert Medical Center. Zarki says he is expected to recover from heat exhaustion
and other minor injuries.
Dogs helped searchers on foot and horseback find tracks made by Rosenthal. The experienced hiker was found about 10 miles from where he started his hike.
Authorities don’t know how he got so far off course or how he survived the week.