MCSO rescues two hikers in Havasu National Wildlife Refuge

Published by The Bee News

January 21, 2019

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SEARCH AND RESCUE: HAVASU NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Sunday (1/20) afternoon, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a 43-year-old female who indicated she was hiking with her 46-year-old husband and he had injured his ankle. They had parked near Needle Mountain and began hiking off trail in the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge. After hiking about 4 miles through extremely rugged terrain, her husband had injured his ankle and was unable to walk. Search and Rescue and the Division of Boating Safety were activated, responding from the Colorado River. Searchers managed to hike up to their location, but due to the extreme ruggedness of the area, they were unable to extract them back to the River. Arizona DPS Flagstaff Ranger was activated and transported them back to the Command Post, where they refused medical transport. We want to thank everyone involved in this rescue effort!

Credit | Mohave County Sheriff’s Office

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