Missing hunter, 78, found in Coconino County

PHOENIX - Sheriff's deputies located a missing hunter Friday morning near Pine, Ariz., after the 78-year-old man failed to return home.

Family members of the man called the Coconino County Sheriff's Office after he didn't come home when expected. He had left home around noon Thursday and was supposed to be home that evening.

Deputies found the hunter's disabled vehicle around 2:30 a.m., but the man wasn't immediately located.

Search and rescue units responded, and a helicopter crew located the man walking along a road on the rim of Calf Pen Canyon at approximately 5:30 a.m.

The man was disoriented and sustained minor injuries from hiking but refused medical treatment.

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