Hiker Found Dead North of Will Rogers State Park

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This is part or the Rogers Road Trail at the bridge.
Photo: Gordon Trachtenberg

A hiker was found deceased off the Rogers Road Trail/Backbone Trail at 11:39 a.m. on Sunday, May 29.

The Los Angeles Fire Department  responded to Will Rogers Park for a hiker rescue (3077 Rustic Canyon Rd MAP: click here). The male was located north of the bridge, near the Josepho Spur Trail.

According to LAFD, an Air Ops located the patient and lowered two rescuers down. “They conducted a patient assessment and determined death for an approximately 35-year-old male patient.”

The incident was transferred to the LA County Coroner.

Our condolences to the family.

(Updated on June 1: A resident wrote CTN that the deceased hiker was Jay Goldberg, an OB/GYN, who practiced in Beverly Hills. “I suspect that he treated many Palisades women over the years. He was only 53 and some reports say he suffered a heart attack. It is very tragic. He was a sweet man.)

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