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YCSO And Verde Search And Rescue Rescue Multiple People In Sedona Tuesday

Yavapai County Sheriff

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Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputies and Verde Search and Rescue had a busy evening in Sedona Tuesday. Dispatch received their first call at around 6 p.m. claiming a hiker went off-trail on Doe Mountain. While a deputy went to rescue him, the hiker was able to find his way back to the path and safely return to his vehicle. With the deputy still out on call from the first lost hiker, he received a second call about a female hiker lost near Devil’s Bridge. The deputy arrived to find a frantic woman looking for her six-year-old child. Further back-up was called in for the search, and the six-year-old was found safe. At the same time as the woman called for help, four other hikers also called to report they were lost in a nearby area. Verde Search and Rescue was able to safely locate the hiking group and transport them back to their vehicle safely. YCSO reminds hikers to always bring food, water, a flashlight, a cell phone with a charged battery, extra clothing, sun protection, and a hiking companion. Always hike with a partner or tell someone what route you plan on taking.