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Lost Joshua Tree hiker found after 6 days

September 30, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
An L.A. real estate broker who had been missing in the Joshua Tree National Park since last Friday was found alive on Thursday, an official said.According to a Joshua Tree National Park spokesman, Edward Rosenthal, 64, was found alive. He was hospitalized for dehydration and was expected to remain in the hospital for two more days.

Crews had been searching for Rosenthal, an experience hiker, after he did not return from a hike as planned on Sept. 24. Authorities said Rosenthal was first reported missing on Sunday afternoon.

The Culver City resident is known for brokering deals to sell historic downtown office and industrial buildings for conversion into condominium or apartment buildings.

He also has a reputation for writing short, humorous poems and reading them aloud at public events.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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