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Gavin Escobar and Chelsea Walsh are dead, and climbers were found dead near Idyllwild.

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Gavin Escobar and Chelsea Walsh are dead, and climbers were found dead near Idyllwild. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Coroner has confirmed that two rock climbers died in a remote area near Idyllwild on Wednesday when they were thought to be in distress. Follow For More Updates at Rapiddnews.com

Gavin Escobar and Chelsea Walsh are dead, and climbers were found dead near Idyllwild.
Gavin Escobar and Chelsea Walsh are dead, and climbers were found dead near Idyllwild.

Gavin Escobar and Chelsea Walsh are dead

The bodies of Huntington Beach residents Chelsea Walsh, 33, and Gavin Escobar, 31, were discovered at Tarquez Rock in the San Bernardino National Forest. Wednesday at noon, two persons were hurt in a climbing accident, according to Cal Fire. Firefighters responded to the location and discovered both victims deceased.

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Earlier in the day, a weather system producing rain and thunderstorms came across the region, although the weather has not yet been considered a factor in the fatalities.

A hiker died earlier this year on Tarquez Peak, also in the San Bernardino National Forest, following an apparent fall onto rocks and isolated terrain. In July, a hiker was injured on a trail east of Pine Cove near Idyllwild and had to be dragged off the top by firefighters.

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