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Desperate Search Intensifies for Missing Hunters Stranded in Arizona After Storm
Thursday, December 10, 2009


Print ShareThisFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Authorities are fanning out across Northern Arizona to try to reach 25 to 30 hunters stranded in below-freezing temperatures after a major winter storm.

The Coconino County sheriff's office says the hunters were trapped by the 2 to 3 feet of snow that fell Monday.

Searchers from the sheriff's office, state Game and Fish Department, and Department of Public Safety are heading to the area Thursday.

Sheriff's spokesman Jim Driscol says they're checking known camps where the elk hunters may be based.

Driscol says no injuries were reported when officials reached some of the hunters by cell phone.

He says the priority will be to retrieve hunters who may be low on food and heating fuel, and to get to them before the next storm system hits, possibly this weekend.
 

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Flagstaff is the 7th snowiest city in the U.S. with 99.9"/yr.
I hope they find all of them hunters:eek:
 

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[rquote=1505734&tid=105022&author=FiremanBrad]They're prolly all stalkin an elk of a lifetime, and the rescuers are gonna mess up thier hunt!!!!!:D:wave:[/rquote]

It's not really a laughing matter, but you just made my nose a milk spout Brad:rof2:

Now I gots to clean this darm keyboard up.
 

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They weren't in Flagstaff, they were across the other side of the grand canyon, right on the Nevada, AZ line That is the land of the giant mulies. We came across there right after the snow. Freak snow for that area, helicopter located them, don't know of any injuries
 
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