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10/5/2010: Ed Rosenthal, a 64-year-old real estate broker, shows his hiking stick as he explains his ordeal during a news conference at Clifton's Cafeteria in Los Angeles. Rosenthal, who helped broker the sale of the eatery two weeks ago, embarked on the hike not long after deal closed and was rescued after spending six days lost in the Joshua Tree National Park.
When the heat wave hit, many of us assumed the worst when we heard Ed Rosenthal, who brokered the transfer of Clifton's Cafeteria just a few days before, was lost in the Mojave after starting out on a hike. He held a news conference Tuesday at Clifton's to tell his story; here's the sound from that conference.
Rosenthal is helping raise funds for search and rescue as a way of paying them back for saving his life. E-mail edrosenthalsurvivor(@)gmail.com for information.