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FD: Missing hiker found dead on South Mountain, police investigating

South Mountain
Posted at 5:26 PM, Jun 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-19 21:04:53-04

PHOENIX — Phoenix police are investigating after a hiker was found dead on South Mountain Saturday.

Firefighters say they responded to the "T-Bone" Trail Head for reports of a missing hiker. Crews say initial reports were that a man in his mid 20s had not been heard from since 10 a.m. Saturday.

The Technical Rescue Teams along with park rangers and Phoenix police helicopters helped locate the man.

The man was pronounced deceased on the scene and officials say his cause of death is currently unknown.

The investigation is ongoing, officials say.