Elderly Hiker Rescued Thursday

Published by The Bee News

June 24, 2018

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MOHAVE COUNTY—A 62-year-old man was rescued by the Mohave County Search & Rescue team Thursday afternoon near Trout Creek. 

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Anita Mortensen said the search was initiated after her agency received a call from a concerned family member about an elderly man who had not returned from a back road trip to Trout Creek. 

Mortensen said searchers began a route and location search covering nearly 200 miles. 

The man was located a short time later at a cowboy camp south of Knight Creek. He was found uninjured and without food or water. 

Searchers escorted than man to safety, said Mortensen. 

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