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Emergency response center in TX, assists CCSO in search for lost hiker

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Shortly after 8:30 p.m. , a call was received in Texas tothe International Emergency Response Center, advising an SOS call had beenactivated by a personal SPOT device.  Thecoordinates provided by the SPOT had the person off the Crest Trail North nearMontezuma Pass in Cochise County.

Search and Rescue with the Cochise County Sheriff's Officewas activated and the hiker, identified as Benjamin Robinson of Scottsdale wasfound.  A Customs office helicopter,which was called in to assist in the search was the first to locateRobinson.  He was contacted by BP agents,as well as Search and Rescue personnel and walked out of the area.

According to a CCSO release Robinson had been hiking theArizona Trail when he got lost due to the trail eroding; he attributed theerosion to alleged illegal immigrant trails branching off the main trail. 

Robinson was not injured during the incident and later metback up with his father once he was off the mountain.

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