June 2, 2020
Safety warnings follow desert deaths
JOSHUA TREE – Another round of safety warnings is being issued after two tourists were overcome by heat and died after their car became stranded in the Joshua Tree National Park.

Whenever traveling in remote areas, the best advice is to stay with your vehicle until help arrives.

Park Ranger Joe Zarki advises to have good car maintenance and take food and water. And about trying to use a cell phone to get help in the Joshua Tree National Park, don’t count on it.

“Cell phone coverage is very sketchy. Less than 10 percent of the park has it,” Zarki said.

Desert temperatures could eclipse 115 degrees the rest of the week. (INT)

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