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Crews searching for a missing hiker in Tonto National Forest

August 13, 2020 GMT

APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. (AP) — Crews are searching for hiker who has gone missing in the Tonto National Forest.

Maricopa County Sheriff’s officials said 25-year-old Khayman Welch was last seen walking from the parking lot area at Weaver’s Needle Vista Viewpoint about 7:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Welch reportedly told a family member he wanted to get a better view of the sunset, but he did not return.

Sheriff’s officials say Welch is an experienced outdoorsman, but he didn’t have any food or water with him at the time of his disappearance.