Authorities search for missing hiker in mountains

Authorities search for missing hiker in mountains

CREATED Jul. 2, 2012

Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo

APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities are searching for a man who has been reported missing while hiking in the Superstition Mountains.
   
Maricopa County Sheriff's spokesman Christopher Hegstrom says the hiker in his mid-50s was reported missing around 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
   
Crews searched throughout the night for the avid hiker.
   
The man is considered in good health and believed to have taken a water pack with him when he went on a hike earlier Sunday.
   
The hiker's car was found near First Water Trailhead.

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