Hikers’ Bodies Found Near Amboy Crater on 113 Degree Day

Two bodies were found near Amboy Crater in the Mojave Desert Saturday. Authorities have identified the deceased hikers as 60-year-old Gen Miake and 58-year-old Kathie Barber of Yorba Linda.

According to news reports, Barber called 911 saying she had become separated from Miake, her husband. She also told police she was out of water, and that her husband had a heart condition.

A helicopter search team was dispatched to search for the couple. They were spotted about 100 yards away from each other, a mile or two east of the trailhead. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

Temperatures Reached 113 at Amboy Crater

Amboy Crater is an extinct cinder cone volcano. It is a popular spot for hikers, even though temperatures are sweltering in the summer. Officials say the temperature was around 113 degrees when the bodies were found.

Heat-Related Illness Common for Desert Hikers in the Summer

If you are considering hiking during the hot summer months, please read over our 8 rules for hiking in the heat. However, remember that local law enforcement advises against hiking in the extreme triple-digit heat. You should also consider the very real possibility of heat stroke and other heat-related illnesses if you go hiking in extreme heat. If you begin to experience signs of heat exhaustion, it’s time to seek medical attention.

“We understand the hiking trails are enticing, but it is just not wise to go hiking on these days when the temperatures are so unforgiving,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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