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Hiker dies on Palm Springs trail

Posted: September 9, 2012 3:30 p.m.
Updated: September 9, 2012 3:30 p.m.

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — 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.


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