Search continues for missing Westminster couple in Joshua Tree National Park – Orange County Register – California News

Search continues for missing Westminster couple in Joshua Tree National Park – Orange County Register – California News

Search teams continue to brave the triple digit temperatures hoping to find a missing Westminster couple who was reported missing in Joshua Tree National Park on Friday, July 28.

The couple who park officials identified as Rachel Nguyen, 20, and Joseph Orbeso, 21, came to the park Thursday, July 27, for a hiking trip and haven’t been seen since.

Their car was found near the Maze Loop, in the northwest area of the park, according to officials.

Officials were alerted to the situation when the couple didn’t check out of their room, leaving all of their belongings.

It’s believed that the couple went missing sometime after 6 a.m. Friday morning, according to the Joshua Tree Search and Rescue Facebook page.

Joshua Tree National Park Search and Rescue, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and California Highway Patrol are all looking for the couple.

Officials are asking anyone who believes they may have seen the couple to call 909-383-5652.

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