Man Rescued After 2 Days Lost In Pima County Mountains

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department, DPS, Southern Arizona Rescue Association volunteers, and the National Park Service personnel worked together to rescue a 25-year-old hiker. [Photo courtesy Pima County Sheriff’s Department]

Pima County rescuers found a man lost in the Tucson Mountain Park area after he had been lost for 2 days.

According to the Pima County Sheriff’s Office, on Sunday, September 27, 2020, at approximately 7:00 p.m., deputies responded to a residence in the 9700 block of West Calle Anaszi for a report of a 28-year-old female that had come to the residence asking for help.

The woman told deputies that she and her 25-year-old fiancé had gotten lost on Saturday night after leaving the Gates Pass area in a wash.

The fiancé was barefoot, and had stopped walking, while the female continued on to look for help, eventually finding the residence.

A coordinated search of the area was conducted by multiple agencies, including the Sheriff’s Department, DPS air assets (Ranger), Southern Arizona Rescue Association volunteers, and the National Park Service. The fiancé was spotted in the desert area by the Sheriff’s Department Helicopter around 11:30 a.m. on Monday, September 28th.

He was transported off the trail and taken to a local hospital for treatment.

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