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