Prescott man missing while scouting hunting zone found

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron
Jeremy Cox Jeremy Cox

UPDATE: Thursday, Oct. 8

PRESCOTT -- Jeremy Cox was found safe on Wednesday at about 1 p.m.

Cox was found in good condition in an area near Tank Creek Mesa, just at the edge of the Prescott National Forest.

A family friend, who has tracking experience and had been working with Yavapai County Sheriff's Office search and rescue personnel during the last couple of days, spotted Cox after following a motorcycle tire track.

He was transported to Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott and is being treated for an apparent broken ankle. The ankle injury was caused when Cox's motorcycle struck rocks and fell against his ankle climbing the hill. The accident occurred late Saturday afternoon.

Cox had survived the last few days on food he had packed and water from a water tank.

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PRESCOTT -- Yavapai County sheriff's deputies and the U.S. Forest Service are searching for a missing Prescott man.

According to the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office, Jeremy Cox, 38, left his home on Saturday intending to locate hunting zone 17b, which includes the Bagdad, Camp Wood and Hillside areas, to complete a scouting mission. He was reported missing Sunday morning.

Cox was riding his 2006 blue and white Suzuki Dual Sport Motorcycle.

Cox is described as 5 feet 4 inches tall, 150 to 160 pounds with brown hair and gray eyes. He was wearing a motorcycle jacket, boots and a white helmet.

The search area includes hundreds of trails and back roads. Rescue personnel have determined that Cox did not carry any type of communication device.

Anyone who may have seen Cox or knows of his whereabouts should contact the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office immediately at 928-771-3260.