Off-road driver killed in remote canyon near Mammoth

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
xDSC_0041.JPG

Mammoth Fire Department personnel assist the Arizona Department of Public Safety Ranger Helicopter Crew after the two agencies along with Pinal County Sheriff’s Office made a rescue following a fatal accident. (John Hernandez photo)

Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue were called in Friday, March 29 at 8 p.m., to look for an overdue off-road driver in a remote area of the Galiuro Mountains. He and some friends were four-wheeling in the area of Carpet Hill in separate vehicles. His friends called PCSO when he failed to show at the rendezvous point.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety Ranger Helicopter also flew in to help with the search.

The driver and his vehicle were found in a remote ravine at approximately 1 a.m. Saturday, March 30. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

Due to the rough terrain, his body could not be retrieved until later Saturday morning. The DPS Ranger, with assistance from Pinal County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue personnel and the Mammoth Fire Department, retrieved the body. The DPS helicopter flew into the rugged area and the crew was able bring out the body. It was flown to the Ralph Herrera Shooting Range on Copper Creek Road where it was lowered to the ground by a cable. Pinal County Sheriff’s Office and Mammoth Fire Department personnel then loaded the body onto a vehicle for transport.

The victim in the accident was identified by Pinal County Sheriff’s Office as Richard John Hamilton of Benson. He was 51.

admin (7655 Posts)


facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    Superior woman killed in head on collision

    April 17th, 2015
    by

    On Thursday, April 16, 2015 at about 6:10 p.m. a two vehicle collision occurred on US 60, milepost 228.2 east […]


    Pastor’s Corner: Back in His Loving Arms

    April 13th, 2015
    by

    The prophet Isaiah spoke these words in chapter 59, “Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor His ear too dull to hear.  But your


    Little League Opening Day set for April 20th

    April 13th, 2015
    by

    Superior Little League has announced that the annual season opening day parade is set for Monday, April 20, 2015.


    Warrior Hikers visit Superior

    April 13th, 2015
    by

    Over the weekend, the Superior VFW assisted the Warrior Hike organization.


  • Stories Just For You

    Medical marijuana grow facility in Oracle?

    March 17th, 2015
    by

    San Manuel Miner On Feb. 18, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors voted to amend a text of the county zoning ordinance regarding open cultivation of medical marijuana.


    CCEDC offers leadership training to local residents; deadline to apply Feb. 27

    February 17th, 2015
    by

    Copper Area News The Copper Corridor Economic Development Coalition is looking for local residents to step up into a leadership role in local communities.


    CAHRA provides weatherization program

    February 10th, 2015
    by

    Community Action Human Resources Agency (CAHRA) has funding to assist eligible low-income homeowners in Pinal County with weatherization, according to Mary Lou Rosales, executive director.


    SunZia receives key federal permit to build transmission project

    January 27th, 2015
    by

    PHOENIX, AZ (January 24, 2015) – The SunZia Southwest Transmission Project received a “Record of Decision” (ROD) today from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for its proposed transmission project


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather