Hiker Survives Six Days Without Food, Water

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A California hiker was found alive after six days without food or water in Joshua Tree National Park. His wife said he survived by staying still and writing notes to his family on his hat.

Edward Rosenthal went hiking in the desert park to celebrate closing a big real estate deal. He's an experienced hiker but said he took a wrong turn and got lost.

"He wanted to tell me that he loved us and he wanted us to know," wife Nicole Kaplan said. "(He wrote), 'You know that I don't think I'm going to make it. I'm not going to make it out of here. I made a wrong turn and don't have enough water.'"

Rosenthal also wrote about the kind of funeral he wanted, who his family could trust and how much he loved his family.

Temperatures reached up to 110 degrees in the desert. Rescue crews searched for Rosenthal with helicopters, on foot and horseback.

When crews finally found him, he was so dehydrated he had to be carried to the helicopter.

He's now in the intensive care unit, but his family says that he is expected to make a full recovery.

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