Fisherman rescued by MCSO Search & Rescue team

Written by The Bee

April 6, 2018

MOHAVE COUNTY—What was suppose to be a routine fishing trip for one man ended with being rescued by law enforcement.

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Anita Mortensen said an unidentified 57-year-old male became stranded Wednesday night in a wash after he was attempting to go fishing on the north side of Alamo Lake, about 35 miles outside of Wenden, Ariz.

She said after the fisherman’s four-wheel-drive vehicle became stuck in the wash, he called 911 for help and told dispatch he was exhausted and out of oxygen.

Mortensen said an Arizona Department of Public Safety Ranger helicopter from Phoenix was dispatched to help locate the fisherman, while searchers from the Lake Havasu unit also responded to Alamo Lake.

The fisherman set a red beacon light on the top of his Tahoe, which assisted the Ranger helicopter in locating him, said Mortensen.

The man was found about 200 yards off Alamo Road in a rugged wash. After being medically evaluated, he was transported to Wickenburg Regional for medical care.

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