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Man, dog missing for five days near Williams found

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Posted at 4:27 PM, May 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-09 01:24:40-04

WILLIAMS, AZ — Authorities say a man and his dog who disappeared north of Williams earlier this month have been found and are okay.

The Coconino County Sheriff's Office says Timothy Coen contacted a friend late on May 2, saying his vehicle had broken down and he was going to walk for help.

Coen, who was traveling with his dog Harlow, was not heard from after that call.

Five days later, on May 7, a man driving through the 4 Hills Ranch area about 15 miles north of Williams found Coen and drove him to the Williams Senior Center.

Deputies say Coen appeared to be in good health. Paramedics treated him for dehydration but he refused medical treatment.

Coen told investigators he had been using an abandoned home as a shelter while he went looking for help. One of the days, he said he was unable to find his way back, leaving his dog inside.

The sheriff's office was able to find the abandoned home and discovered Harlow in good condition. Harlow was taken to a veterinarian for evaluation.

Coen was taken to a hotel where he started to make plans for his vehicle and Harlow, the sheriff's office said in a news release.