Four year old Boy
reported missing at 11:30 am south of the Control road just
west of Whispering Pines. The young boy was last
seen at 4:30 am when he was asleep. When the adults woke up
at 9:30 am, he was missing..
Tonto Rim Search
and Rescue personnel started arriving on scene at 12:30. It
took approx. 2 hours to find the young boys tracks and get a
direction of travel.
Helicopter responded and shortly found the boy peeking out
from under a tree as the helicopter flew overhead. There were
Tonto Forest Service Hot Shot crews in the area looking also.
After the subject
was located the Hot Shot crew were first to reach him. Tonto
Rim Personnel linked up with the Hot Shot crew and transported
the boy to his fathers camp.
The little boy was
in good shape. Tired, thirsty and hungry, but otherwise
When his father
first held the boy when reaching camp, the boy told his Dad,
"I don't ever want to go camping again." He repeated that
There was a very
good turnout from Tonto Rim Search and Rescue and a very happy