AMBOY — Two elderly hikers were found dead Saturday afternoon at the Amboy Crater National Natural Landmark, according to San Bernardino County Fire Department officials.
The fire department received a call just before 4 p.m. to assist the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department in responding to a report of two lost hikers.
Sheriff’s deputies were able to locate the hikers through the 911 call that was received, but county fire officials said they weren’t aware if the caller was one of the victims.
Through further investigation, sheriff’s officials determined both victims were deceased.
A county fire medic accompanied sheriff’s officials via helicopter to confirm their deaths. Their location at Amboy Crater, part of the Mojave Trails National Monument, was inaccessible by fire department vehicles, officials said.
The victims were both elderly, one man and one woman, county fire officials said. They were found approximately 100 yards apart from one another.
The cause of death is currently under investigation by the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner division and their identities are being withheld pending positive identification and notification of next of kin.
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