Hiker Rescued After GPS Dies

Published by The Bee News

April 12, 2018

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MOHAVE COUNTY–A 32-year-old male hiker had to be rescued Tuesday afternoon by search and rescue near Mount Tipton Peak.

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Anita Mortensen said rescue teams from MCSO and Havasu rescued the male hiker when he called 911 for help around 8 a.m. Tuesday after the batteries in his GPS had died and he was unable to find his way back down off the mountain. The hiker reported he was uninjured, but almost out of water. A foot search was activated by members of the Kingman Search and Rescue Unit, who than made contact with the hiker over the phone. SAR used the coordinates in the hikers phone to assist with locating him, however, the hikers cellphone died before locating him.

Mortensen said a Flagstaff Department of Public Safety Ranger assisted at that point and began searching the ridgeline.

“After locating the hiker, the DPS Ranger was able to direct one of the search teams to his location,” she said. “The helicopter than extracted the hiker and team to the trail head.”

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