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Camper dies, woman rescued in Death Valley National Park

Death Valley Camper Dies
Posted at 4:28 PM, Apr 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-12 19:28:07-04

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — An Arizona tourist has died and his girlfriend has been rescued after their vehicle got two flat tires and they went missing in Death Valley National Park in California.

The Inyo County Sheriff's Office says searchers on Friday reached 32-year-old Alexander Lofgren and 27-year-old Emily Henkel on a steep ledge in the California desert park.

Lofgren was dead. Henkel was flown to a Navy air base for medical treatment.

The Sheriff's Office says the Tucson residents were reported missing Tuesday after they failed to return Sunday from a camping trip in the park. Their car, with two flat tires, was found Wednesday.

They were spotted by air on Thursday.