Hiker rescued after getting lost near FlagstaffPosted: Updated:
FLAGSTAFF -- A hiker was rescued after getting lost on Humphrey's Peak near Flagstaff Sunday night.
At about 8:30 p.m. Sunday, the Flagstaff Regional 911 Center received a cell phone call from Chris Laurenteno, claiming he was lost and did not know how to find the trail to descend to Snowbowl.
According to Mark Christian with the Coconino County Sheriff's Office, Laurenteno was without a flashlight and his cell phone battery was very low. He had a small amount of water and one energy bar.
Laurenteno received instructions on using the flash on his camera to signal the helicopter when it was near his location.
A four-person Coconino County Sheriff Search and Rescue volunteer team hiked to his location, arriving at 12:30 a.m.
Laurenteno was accompanied down the mountain to safety after being given fluids and warm clothes.