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Coconino County Sheriff's Office (2)

Coconino County Sheriff's Office

The Coconino County Sheriff's Office responded to seven calls for help in three days, four of which came within a 6-hour period on Saturday.

The other two operations occurred once on Sunday and twice on Monday.

The first call came from Sedona on May 4 at 12:48 p.m. when a 56-year-old woman who fell in a climbing accident on Steamboat Rock. Rescuers and Sedona Fire medics made it to the woman and determined she could be moved by helicopter.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety's Air Rescue moved the woman from an unknown city to a ground ambulance for a back injury.

At 1:30 p.m. the same day, a 49-year-old woman called in to report she was lost and stuck on the backside of the San Francisco Peaks at an elevation of 11,400 feet. A team of five search and rescue volunteers hiked up the Abineau Trail through waist-deep snow, taking less than three hours to find her.

The woman said she had gone hiking alone and had been unable to identify Waterline Road due to the snow and continued to climb off trail until realizing her mistake.

At 3:23 p.m. a 12-year-old boy from Glendale called to report he was lost in the Forest Lakes area. The boy had been camping with family at Woods Canyon Lake and became frightened by deer after walking away from his camp.

The boy was located within an hour by the sheriff's office resident deputy, Forest Lakes Fire Department and a U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement officer.

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At 6:02 p.m. a 35-year-old man from Scottsdale suffered an injury in Chevlon Canyon and a panic attack while on a hike, and was unable to get out of the canyon. A sheriff's office resident deputy, Forest Lakes Fire Department and U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement officer helped the man with his sprained ankle walk out of the canyon.

On Sunday May 5, a 24-year-old woman from Tempe had fallen in Sycamore Canyon near Williams. Lifeline Ambulance had responded to the original call and found the victim over a cliff requiring technical response.

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The short-haul technician was able to secure the victim and both the technician and victim were air lifted by the DPS Air Rescue helicopter based out of Kingman. The victim was transported to a hospital.

Early Monday the Sheriff's Office deputies began a search for Timothy Coen, 29, from Minnesota with search and rescue officials. The sheriff's office used its plane to search the area west of Valle on Monday and found his car in a remote area west of State Route 64.

A DPS helicopter was in operation until Monday night without contacting the victim. Coen was eventually found by a local resident in a remote uninhabited area and had given him a ride into Williams.

On Monday at 4:10 p.m., the sheriff's office received a call for a person in the water, who was possibly drowning at Willow Springs Lake. The resident deputy responded to find that Danny Boyd, 68, of Pine, Arizona had fallen into the water while fishing from his boat. 

The deputy and other fisherman on the lake tried to find Boyd in the water but were unable to locate him. The Gila County Sheriff's Office dive team was able to locate Boyd, who had died after drowning in 18 feet of water.

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