Search continues for missing hikers in Joshua Tree despite excessive heat

- The search continues for a young couple missing in Joshua Tree, since last week, but rescue teams admit that hopes for finding the two alive are slowly dimming.

21-year-old Joseph Orbeso from Lakewood and 20-year-old Rachel Nguen from Westminster left a bed and breakfast to go hiking last Friday.

They're in good shape -- and are experienced hikers, but they are facing triple digit heat and monsoonal humidity.

Over the weekend, up to 100 trackers and two helicopters were sent in and more than two dozen searchers are still out.

So far they've only found their car -- which was parked near The Maze Loop.

Copyright 2017 FOX 11 Los Angeles : Download our mobile app for breaking news alerts or to watch FOX 11 News | Follow us on FacebookTwitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Be a citizen journalist for FOX 11 and get paid – download the Fresco News App today.

Up Next:


  • Popular

  • Recent

Stories You May Be Interested In – includes Advertiser Stories