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Ridgecrest Daily Independent
On Sept. 4, members of the China Lake Mountain Rescue Group (CLMRG) was called to assist Santa Barbara County on a search for a missing hiker. The search was for 29 year old, Tim Sgrignoli. Tim and his girlfriend were hiking in the wilderness area of Gaviota Peak on Trespass Trail on Sunday, Sept. 3, when the girlfriend began to have heat related issues. Tim left his girlfriend to get help and left the cellphone with her. She was able to move to a spot with cellphone reception and was rescued, but Tim was now missing. Temperatures were 114 degrees on Sunday.