Search-and-rescue volunteers looking for a missing hiker found him dead off the La Quinta Cove hiking trail, authorities said Monday.

The hiker left on Thursday and was subsequently reported missing Saturday afternoon, according to Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Daniel Porras.

The volunteers, aided by California Highway Patrol and sheriff’s helicopters, scoured the area beginning at 6 a.m. Sunday and found the hiker’s body about noon.

According to coroner’s officials, the hiker was a La Quinta resident, but his name and age were not immediately released.

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