The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Unit has announced the body of missing hiker, Christopher Hensley, has been found.The body has been found in a rugged area that has prevented the helicopter from landing, so members of the Pinal County Search and Rescue team are hiking into the canyon area to retrieve the body.
During the past 12 hours the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office has been involved with three separate Search and Rescue missions. Two of the calls for help related to missing hikers have been resolved with the individuals being located. Search and Rescue members are still looking for the last remaining hiker.
On Thursday, January 31st, 2013 the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office received a call related to a 64 year-old female who had broken her right ankle while hiking near Freemont Saddle in the Superstition Mountains. The female was with other members of her hiking club at the time.The caller stated the female was in extreme pain and not able to hike to safety due to the rough terrain and the extent of her injury.
The mystery surrounding Jesse Capen’s disappearance in the Superstition Mountains will be revived on Monday, Dec. 3, when the cable channel Investigation Discovery airs an episode of "Disappeared" devoted to the case.
Producers for Peacock Productions, the in-house production company within the news division of NBC News, came to Apache Junction during the summer to complete the episode.
The weekend of Nov. 9-11 is the date for the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce’s Three Phase Mechanical's third annual Festival of the Superstitions and this year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever.This festival promises to be a perfect venue for family outings or those who want to enjoy the beautiful fall weather and spend some time in Downtown Apache Junction. The majority of the events will take place at Phelps Drive and the Apache Trail adjacent to the Chamber of Commerce building at 567 W. Apache Trail.
Detectives with the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office are looking into a fatal fall that claimed the life of a female hiker from Washington State Wednesday morning.
On May 2, 2012, at approximately 11:00 a.m. PCSO dispatch received a call from a man who believed his wife had died after falling from a cliff face along Massacre Trail in the Superstition Mountains.
PCSO units responded along with Southwest Ambulance, Mesa Fire Department, Apache Junction Fire Department and Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office to help locate the woman.
This morning, a 65-year-old woman fell 50 feet to her death while hiking in the Superstition Mountains.She was hiking up the Massacre Grounds Trail near Lost Dutchman State Park with her husband. Her husband was with her and call 911.