UPDATE: Man missing in Madera Canyon identified as search continues

UPDATE: Man missing in Madera Canyon identified as search continues

Wikipedia The search continues for an 82-year-old part-time Tucson resident who has been lost in the Santa Rita Mountains for more than 24 hours. Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada said Joe Smallwood called 911 around 4 p.m. Tuesday to say he was lost somewhere in Madera Canyon. His cell phone was tracked through GPS and it was placed within one mile west of Josephine Saddle Trail, he said. Search and rescue teams looked for Smallwood until 2 a.m., but were unable to find him. They resumed their search at 6 a.m. Wednesday, Estrada said. According to the National Weather Service, it snowed in the Santa Ritas Tuesday night with temperatures dipping down to 29 degrees and wind gusts reaching 30 to 40 mph. The sheriff believes Smallwood may have gotten lost because the trails became covered with snow. The snow is also hindering rescue efforts. “They’re having difficulty […]

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