Searchers look for hiker in Superstition Mountains for over 45 hours

APACHE JUNCTION, AZ - Pinal County Sheriff's deputies have been searching for an overdue hiker for more than 45 hours, according to authorities.

PCSO spokeswoman Tamra Ingersoll said 34-year-old Christopher Hensley was last seen Monday afternoon when he set out on a hike in the Lost Dutchman State park from a family member's house in Apache Junction.

Ingersoll said Hensley recently moved to Arizona and is not familiar with the area.

He was dressed in black workout shorts and skateboard shoes and only had enough water for a short hike.

Hensley did not tell his family which part of the park he planned to hike and since receiving the call regarding the missing hiker at 10 p.m. Monday, search and rescue personnel have been going over the rough terrain of the Superstition Mountains.

Ingersoll said that when wind allows, the Pinal County Sheriff's Search and Rescue helicopter has been assisting in the search.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue team has also been assisting in the search.

One member of their team received a serious leg injury Tuesday night when a 20-pound boulder fell on his leg, Ingersoll said. In addition, a PCSO Search and Rescue Posse member sprained an ankle searching the rugged terrain.

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