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Accident Information File


06/16/2002
The body of a hiker was found in an abandoned mine shaft in the mountains southwest of Wickenburg, Ariz. Authorities had been searching for the victim, described as a young adult male, since the previous evening.

Maricopa County sheriff's officials said the victim and four others had been four-wheeling in the rugged area and then apparently got off their ATV's to do some hiking. Members of the group reported the man missing . The search focused on an area about 27 miles southwest of Wickenburg with numerous abandoned mine shafts.