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CCSO Search and Rescue's busy schedule

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Elderly man found in New Mexico by CCSO Search and Rescue. (Source: Cochise County Sheriff's Office) Elderly man found in New Mexico by CCSO Search and Rescue. (Source: Cochise County Sheriff's Office)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Cochise County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue hasbeen busy, with three rescues in less than a week, according to a CCSOrelease.

The first incident happened on March 6, when CCSO deputieswere advised about an injured 80-year-old female near Parker Canyon Lake. The caller reported finding her onher hands and knees.  The caller stayedwith the woman until Search and Rescue crews arrived.   The woman was taken to the hospital forevaluation. 

Later that same day, CCSO was advised about a lost elderlyman lost in the San Simon area, according to the release.  He had been rock andartifact hunting and failed to return to the original site at the agreed upontime.

Deputies, Border Patrol Agents and Air Support from the Arizona DPS andSearch and Rescue crews searched but were not able to find the man.  Search and Rescue crews were finally able totrack and find the missing man exhausted with scrapes and bruises - in New Mexico. The man was brought back to his friends early in the morning on March7. 

CCSO Search and Rescuereceived a call on March 10 about an injured woman near Masai Point inthe Chiricahua Mountains.  Crews arrived to find the woman sitting at a picnic site justoff the parking area.  According to therelease the woman had planned a hike with her husband when she fell on thepath, causing a stick to impale itself in her leg; she told rescuers she couldnot pull the limb back out.  She wastransported to a Tucson hospital for surgery.

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