Rock Climber Falls 25 Feet
A visitor from Japan was seriously injured in a climbing accident at Joshua Tree National Park on Sunday afternoon, October 23. Yosuke Komiya, a 36-year old male from Yokohama City, Kanagawa, Japan, sustained severe head trauma from a 25-foot fall while climbing on Cyclops Rock. Komiya received life support at the scene from rescue personnel and was airlifted to Desert Regional Hospital for further treatment.
Did You Know?
In the high desert country that was to become Joshua Tree National Park, rugged individuals tried their luck at cattle ranching, mining, and homesteading. William Keys and his family are particularly representative of the hard work and ingenuity it took to settle and prosper in the Mojave Desert. More...