Missing Arizona Hiker's Body Found

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Missing Arizona Hiker's Body Found

Postby Todd » Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:20 pm

Missing Arizona Hiker's Body Found

APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. -

The search for 56-year-old Kenny Clark came to an end Friday. The avid hiker was found dead nearly a week after he was reported missing in the Superstition Mountains.

Clark never signed in on the register at the trailhead entrance, so search crews had no idea where he was headed.

"The gentleman did know the mountains and we talked with his family and they said that he knew what he was doing pretty well..so I believe he had to have just gotten hurt, something like that," said Rick Gwynne.

Gwynne hikes here often and helped out in the search.

"He definitely must have been trying to get to the water sources knowing everybody would check for that area first," said Gwynne.

Search and rescue crews say Clark's car was parked at the First Water trailhead. His body was found in Garden Valley, a little over a mile away.

Volunteers who searched for Clark in the rugged terrain were frustrated that they didn't find him in time.

"Another hiker saw him disoriented right down here at the bottom..sweating profusely, but he didn't watch him, didn't follow him out, and they don't know which way he went," said Justin Agudio. "And it only goes left or right. But I went right, and obviously he went left."

"If it was one of ours, we hope people would come and help just out of the kindness of their hearts," said Gwynne.

Clark's wife wanted to thank all of the Sheriff's deputies and volunteers who helped look for her husband.

An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of Clark's death.

http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/story/18964 ... body-found
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