Lost Hiker Found After Intensive Evening Search

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Lost Hiker Found After Intensive Evening Search

Postby Todd » Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:55 pm

Chiricahua National Monument (AZ)

Lost Hiker Found After Intensive Evening Search

With National Park Service employees taking the lead, 30 searchers from four agencies and the crew of an infrared-equipped helicopter searched for four-and-a-half hours on the evening of Monday, January 3rd, before rescuing an unprepared woman from below freezing temperatures and a night out in the wilderness. The 57-year-old woman left her van for a short day hike a little before noon that day. A protection ranger conducting a trailhead sweep found her van still at the trailhead at 5:30 p.m. He looked through the van
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