Body of hiker found near Sedona

SEDONA, Ariz. - The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that the body of a hiker was found Wednesday near Sedona.

The man, 21-year-old Mahdi Harrizi, had called his mother on Tuesday and claimed to be stuck on a cliff.

The mother then called for help around 4 p.m., and search and rescue crews attempted to locate Harrizi throughout the night.

Attempts to contact Harrizi on his cell phone and track his location using its GPS were prevented by poor signal reception.

Harrizi's body was found around 12 p.m., and it appeared that he had fallen 150 feet, according to YCSO.

His family is visiting the area from New York.

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