Feb 232020

TONTO BASIN, AZ — The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man who went missing northeast of Roosevelt Lake during Saturday night’s storms.

Sheriff’s office officials say they received a 9-1-1 call around 11:20 p.m. reporting a possible drowning in Cherry Creek.

Authorities say two people were canyoneering – an extreme form of hiking – when the area was hit by flash flooding.

GCSO says one person was able to hike out and get help, but the other person was swept away by flood waters.

Source: Gila County Sheriff’s Office: Hiker missing after flash flood in Tonto National Forest

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