Off-road driver killed in remote canyon near Mammoth

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 (7654 Posts)


Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    From the desk of Supervisor Pete Rios

    9 hours ago
    by

    I am passing along some general information on the unaccompanied immigrant children from Central America and their recent, temporary placement […]


    Resolution Copper adds new members to ‘communities’ staff

    10 hours ago
    by

    There are a few new members to the Resolution Copper communications staff who were hired over the summer. Tara Kitcheyan […]


    Pinal Partnership Gubernatorial Debate at CAC Signal Peak Campus Postponed

    16 hours ago
    by

    Pinal County– Pinal Partnership announced today the Gubernatorial Debate scheduled for Thursday, September 4 at Central Arizona College’s Signal Peak […]


    Butterfly Count at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum Sept. 6

    August 28th, 2014
    by

    Volunteers with the Central Arizona Butterfly Association invite participants to join their 8th annual Autumn census of all the butterflies […]


  • Stories Just For You

    Miner grapplers prep for sectional tournament

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    By Andrew Luberda San Manuel Miner The San Manuel Wrestling team has been preparing for the postseason by competing against […]


    Miner grapplers prep for sectional tournament

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    By Andrew Luberda San Manuel Miner The San Manuel Wrestling team has been preparing for the postseason by competing against […]


    Sea Lions compete in Yuma’s Polar Bear Plunge Meet

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    Over the weekend of Jan. 24-26, the Sea Lions Swim Team competed at the Polar Bear Plunge Swim Meet at […]


    Postseason is next for Lady Miners after successful regular season

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    By Andrew Luberda San Manuel Miner The San Manuel girls’ basketball team boasts a record of 21 – 5 heading […]


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather

  • Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin