Sheriff of Gila County – J. Adam Shepherd
PRESS RELEASE - March 3, 2014
Sheriff J. Adam Shepherd would like to release updated information regarding a Search and Rescue Operation South of Young.
The search for the missing hiker Paul Tomasso, age 56, is continuing after a weekend of bad weather. Limited search operations were conducted on Saturday, March 1st and Sunday, March 2nd due to the inclement weather system that hit most of Arizona. Tonto Rim Search and Rescue along with The Maricopa County Mountain Rescue Squad worked on Saturday assisting in the search efforts, but were hampered due to the snow, mud, and rain.
This morning, March 3rd the search operations for Paul Tomasso have continued and resumed to full operations. The Tonto Rim Search and Rescue is continuing to assist the Gila County Sheriff’s Office in search operations today. The Gila County Mounted Posse will resume assistance tomorrow as well.
Sheriff J. Adam Shepherd would like to thank all of the agencies and volunteer groups for their assistance.