Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue spent the night searching for a missing 57-year-old man. (Photo: MCSO S&R)
Mohave County

Searchers Locate Lost Man Near Topock Marsh

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue spent the night searching for a missing 57-year-old man. (Photo: MCSO S&R)

TOPOCK MARSH — Emergency workers rescued a dehydrated, malnourished man after receiving a call for help.

The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Office in California June 19 about a 57-year-old man lost and out water in the desert.

He believed he was east of the Topock Marsh and that he could hear vehicle traffic from Interstate 40.

Search and Rescue responded, as well as the Kingman Department of Public Safety ranger helicopter and Mohave Valley Fire Department.

Searchers were able to locate the man in the thick marshland. He was dehydrated and malnourished.

DPS Ranger assisted searchers with a challenging extraction, and he was transferred to the Mohave Valley Fire Department for medical treatment.