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Crews rescue two people in incidents in Lake Havasu City, Kingman

Crews rescue two people in Arizona incidents
Crews rescue two people in Arizona incidents
Posted at 12:50 PM, Sep 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-27 15:50:04-04

Search and rescue crews in Mohave County were busy Tuesday night in two separate incidents.

The first reported incident involved Mohave County Sheriff's Office Lake Havasu Unit early in the evening. Search and rescue crews worked to locate a stranded motorist in the desert at the southern end of the Lake Havasu area.  

Leonard Warwick, 53, of Texas, called 911 for assistance after his Tahoe vehicle became stranded in a wash. After two days, he climbed up to a higher location to attempt to gain cell phone service and was able to make a call out for help.

Shortly after searchers arrived on scene, he was found just over a mile off of Highway 95 near milepost 167 in a wash and was out of water.
The other incident involved the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Kingman Unit, who worked to assist the Kingman Fire Department members in responding to a call of a hiker that had fallen about 15 feet off the south side of Bull Mountain, injuring his back, late Tuesday evening.

Kingman Fire personnel had located an injured hiker and had determined that a technical rope rescue would be required. Search and Rescue technical rope members joined the effort and a low-angle lowering system with a stokes litter was established to lower the injured hiker to a more stable terrain.

Rescue personnel then carried Christopher Parker, 41, of Kingman, to an awaiting truck where he was transported down to a River Medical ambulance that took him to Kingman Regional Medical Center for his injuries.