Tourist Pinned Under Rocks on Mt. Rubidoux for Days Without Food, Water

"I said to the guy, 'You need help? Are you OK?' When he reacted, he says, 'Somebody there? Please don't leave me. Don't leave me.'"

By Olsen Ebright
|  Monday, Mar 25, 2013  |  Updated 1:56 PM PDT
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A 44-year-old tourist managed to survive on Mount Rubidoux for days without any food or water. He was discovered Monday morning by another hiker. The man was hospitalized with dehydration. Jacob Rascon reports for the NBC4 News at Noon on Monday, March 25, 2013.

Jacob Rascon

A 44-year-old tourist managed to survive on Mount Rubidoux for days without any food or water. He was discovered Monday morning by another hiker. The man was hospitalized with dehydration. Jacob Rascon reports for the NBC4 News at Noon on Monday, March 25, 2013.

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Rescue workers saved a hiker who was trapped under rocks for as many as eight days on Mount Rubidoux without any food and water, according to firefighters.

Hiker Ramon Llamas and his German shepherd-mix "Molé" discovered the man about 8:30 a.m. Monday.

"I said to the guy, 'You need help? Are you OK?' When he reacted, he says, 'Somebody there? Please don't leave me. Don't leave me,'" Llamas said. "'You got some water?' And I gave him water, and a minute later, he said, 'You got some more?' Are you by yourself? 'Ya, I'm a tourist here. I'm hungry.'"

About an hour later, rescue workers were able to free the 44-year-old man whose foot was pinned under rocks. He was hospitalized with symptoms of dehydration.

The man -- who identified himself as Paul -- told firefighters he lived "back east" and was trapped for four to six days, although officials said it could have been as long as eight days because the victim was unconscious at times.

The man did not have any food or water with him, firefighters said.

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