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Pima County civil attorney dies on fly fishing trip near Sedona

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Posted at 11:44 AM, Sep 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-29 19:41:05-04

TUCSON, AZ — A lawyer from the Pima County Attorney's office has been found dead near Sedona.

Chris Straub was a civil attorney with the PCAO and head of their public records unit.

According to a news release from the PCAO, Straub left his room at 4 p.m. Tuesday to go fly fishing at the Orchid Canyon Resort, north of Sedona along Oak Creek.

PCAO says Chris was an avid hiker and fly fisherman and was in good health except for some hearing loss.

His wife expected him back at around 6 p.m., but he never returned.

A search and rescue unit from the Coconino County Sheriff's Office found Chris in thick overgrowth Wednesday afternoon near a rest area. His death is believed to be accidental.