San Bernardino

2 Hikers Found Dead in the Inland Empire

Two hikers were found dead Saturday in the Inland Empire after police responded to a report that a pair of hikers was missing.

Morongo Basin Sheriff's Station and the Sheriff's Aviation 40K1 deputies responded at 1:36 p.m. to the area of Amboy Crater and National Trails Highway, where they found 58-year-old Kathie Barber and 60-year-old Gen Miake, a married couple from Yorba Linda, said San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner John McMahon.

Barber had called the sheriff's department to tell them she and her husband, who had a heart condition, had become separated and that she was out of water, McMahon said.

The air crew spotted the pair approximately 100 yards from one another and 2 miles east of the Amboy trail. They were both "in the open desert with no shade," McMahon said. The temperature was estimated to be 113 degrees.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Air Rescue 307 team responded and helped to recover Barber's and Miake's bodies. 

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