MISSING JHON OSSA

CROWN KING, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) The Yavapai County Sheriff's rescue team found an 18-year-old who was reported missing last weekend in Crown King. 

According to YCSO, 18-year-old Jhon Stiven Zuluaga Ossa was first reported missing by his family Sunday afternoon. 

Before he was found, the young man's family told deputies that Ossa was last seen driving an ATV in the area of South Senator Highway and Forest Service 362 near Crown King. 

That's when Yavapai County Sheriff's Office began their search. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office helicopter also assisted with the search. 

YCSO says Ossa is lucky to be alive and unhurt.

"As you walk around those areas at night, you could fall very quickly on a drop off area, and we’ve had a lot of folks not make it or be severely injured as a result," said Dwight D'Evelyn with The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office.

At around 8:15 a.m. Monday, Yavapai County Sheriff's rescue helicopter was flying in the area, when they found the teen and his ATV near Forest Road 362.

"He had some minimal provisions, and basically said he was able to break into it and was able to stay there overnight and keep warm," said D'Evelyn.

The helicopter picked the teen up and took him to a nearby command post. 

Ossa told deputies that he got lost and ran out of gas. He also told deputies that he was able to find an unoccupied mobile home to stay in overnight and avoid the cold. Ossa was not carrying a cell phone.

"It appeared he was a little frustrated because he’d been out all night and was probably concerned his family was worried, and they were," said D'Evelyn.

Crown King is located about 57 miles south of Prescott. 

 


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(2) comments

Big Rich

The Yavapai County Sheriff's rescue team found an 18-year-old boy who was reported missing last weekend in Crown King.

Since when is an 18 year old man considered a boy?
Gee....I wonder why the media is so disliked and not trusted......

Big Rich

I see they fixed that line....

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