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Hiker dead, another missing in Lake Mead Recreation Area

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BOULDER CITY, NV (FOX5) -

The National Park Service continues to search for a Henderson woman who disappeared in Lake Mead National Recreation Area on June 3.

Her hiking companion's body was discovered two days later.

Rangers said 62-year-old James Edward Johnson Jr. and 35-year-old Christina Diane Montes tried to hike to Arizona Hot Springs on June 3. On June 5, Johnson's body was discovered near Arizona Hot Springs, about 150 yards from the Colorado River.

Rangers said there was no sign of Montes.

It's believed the two attempted the trail with little food and no water.

Montes' family described her as 5'2" and about 100 pounds. She has a tan complexion, brown eyes and brown hair. She was last seen wearing white skinny jeans, a blue top and white flip flops.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Lake Mead Interagency Communication Center at 702-293-8998.

Rangers discourage people from hiking to Arizona Hot Springs - located in Willow Beach, AZ, south of Lake Mead – from June to September because of excessive heat. The trails is strenuous and offers no shade or potable water. There is limited cell phone service in the area.

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