Search and rescue volunteers looking for a missing hiker found the person deceased off the La Quinta Cove hiking trail, authorities said Monday.
The hiker left on Oct. 1 but did not return home, according to Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Daniel Porras. The hiker was reported missing at about 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
The volunteers aided by California Highway Patrol and Riverside County Sheriff's helicopters began the search at 6 a.m. Sunday and located the hiker at about noon, Porras said.
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The age, gender and name of the hiker were not released.
Anyone with information about the hiker was asked to call the Thermal Sheriff's Station at 760-863-8990.