PCSD, rescue groups search for missing hiker

Published: Apr. 9, 2016 at 10:29 PM MST|Updated: Apr. 9, 2016 at 11:59 PM MST
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PIMA COUNTY, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Pima County Sheriff's Department and various rescue groups are searching for a missing hiker. Mauricio Carreon-Maltos, 28, was last seen Friday
afternoon when he told his family he was going hiking.

His family called the sheriff's department around 10:20 Friday night when they did not hear from him. His vehicle was found in the Sabino Canyon parking lot.

Authorities called the Southern Arizona Rescue Association to assist in the search around 1 a.m., said Shelley Littin, SARA spokeswoman. Littin said there are teams deployed to search the far-ranging trails right now in case Carreon-Maltos wandered far away from Sabino Canyon.

Plans are also in the works for a new wave of volunteers to continue as soon as the sun rises Sunday morning, she said.

Carreon-Maltos is described a Hispanic man, 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighing 160 pounds. He has brown and black hair. He was last seen wearing green camouflage shorts and Nike or Puma running shoes.

Anyone with information should contact the Pima County Sheriff's Department.

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