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MAN ARRESTED EXPOSING HIMSELF ON THE 49 PALMS CANYON TRAIL

A Twentynine Palms man, who has a history of indecent exposure, was arrested again Wednesday, after he exposed himself on the 49 Palms Oasis hiking trail. Deputies and rangers with Joshua Tree National Park were called to the popular hiking trail about 3:45 p.m. Wednesday by two women who said that a man, later identified as Kevin Devries, 35, who was wearing a Speedo bathing suit, exposed himself to them on the trail. Deputies say that Devries admitted he enjoyed exposing himself to women. Kevin Devries was arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure, booked into the Morongo Basin Jail, cited, and released.

FOUND HUMAN REMAINS CONFIRMED TO BE THOSE OF MISSING CANADIAN HIKER

The family of the Canadian hiker who went missing in Joshua Tree National Park in 2018 has confirmed that the remains found last month are his. Paul Miller, 51, was last seen July 13, 2018, when he told his wife he wanted one more hike before returning to Canada. Authorities quickly found his rental car in the 49 Palms Oasis parking lot, but despite hundreds of searchers spending thousands of hours looking for him, he was not found until December 19, 2019. Miller’s family had hired a private firm to search the oasis and surrounding area with a drone. An analysis of the photos found evidence of human remains in a steep and rocky area located far away from any trails. Sheriff’s deputies and park rangers hiked to the location in December and located and retrieved the remains. The San Bernardino County coroner’s office notified the family that the remains were those of Paul Miller. 

FAMILY IDENTIFIES REMAINS AS THOSE OF MISSING CANADIAN HIKER

Paul Miller

The family of the Canadian hiker who went missing in Joshua Tree National Park in 2018 has confirmed that the remains found last month are his. Paul Miller, 51, was last seen July 13, 2018, when he told his wife he wanted one more hike before returning to Canada. Authorities quickly found his rental car in the 49 Palms Oasis parking lot, but despite hundreds of searchers spending thousands of hours looking for him, he was not found until December 19, 2019. Miller’s family had hired a private firm to search the oasis and surrounding area with a drone. An analysis of the photos found evidence of human remains in a steep and rocky area located far away from any trails. Sheriff’s deputies and park rangers hiked to the location in December and located and retrieved the remains. The San Bernardino County coroner’s office notified the family that the remains were Paul Miller.

FOUR MARINES RESCUED IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SUNDAY

A group of four Marines bit off more than they could chew Sunday and had to be rescued in Joshua Tree National Park. Twentynine Palms Fire Captain Durk Carlisle said the four Marines had become stranded up in a wash and one of the Marines was suffering from a severe case of dehydration. Twentynine Palms Fire, along with park rangers, Joshua Tree Search and Rescue, Morongo Basin Ambulance, and the Sheriff’s Department, were called to the 49 Palms Oasis trailhead about 6 p.m. Carlisle said they originally thought the Marines had gone in from 49 Palms, but as it turns out, they had started in the interior of the park and were about 10 miles from the 49 Palms trailhead. The Marines were able to talk to the fire communication center and they were able to give general information about their location. A Sheriff’s helicopter was called into help with the rescue, but the air was too unstable due to the stormy weather. Paramedics traveled through the extremely rough terrain to reach the Marines and the helicopter was called back about 11 p.m. to airlift the Marine who was dehydrated. Carlisle added that another Marine had a twisted ankle and was slightly dehydrated; the other two Marines were fine. The Marine was flown to the Naval Hospital on board the Twentynine Palms Combat Center.

RESCUE AT 49 PALMS OASIS SUNDAY

We have limited information about a rescue in Joshua Tree National Park Sunday. Rescue personnel said that about 6 p.m., park rangers, Twentynine Palms Fire, and Morongo Basin Ambulance responded to a call for heat exposure at the 49 Palms Oasis. One patient was transported by Mercy Air to a nearby hospital.

Updated at: z1077fm.com/four-marines-rescued-in-joshua-tree-national-park-sunday