Body Found, ID'd As Mesa Man Swept Away By Flood Waters

Feb 25, 2020

Crews searching for a missing hiker in the Tonto National Forest say they found a body Monday and it has been identified as a Mesa man who was in the area when a flash flood hit Bull Canyon on Saturday.

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Gila County Sheriff's officials say 44-year-old Shiloh Dorsett and another hiker were trying to use Bull Canyon as a water slide when he was swept away by flood waters.  Dorsett’s friend hiked for miles to find a campground and alert authorities.

A Tonto Rim Search and Rescue crew started searching Saturday night for the missing man and didn't find him Sunday either. The search resumed Monday morning in an area northeast of Roosevelt Lake and sheriff's officials say the body was found Monday afternoon about a half-mile from the location where Dorsett started his canyon adventure.