Thursday, January 20, 2011

Superstition Mountains claim three more

A while back I wrote an article about three treasure hunters who disappeared in the Superstitiion Mountains of Arizona while looking for the Lost Dutchman Mine. Thanks to Homer we have an update to that story. All three of the men have been found dead in the mountains. Here is a story from the web that was sent to me by Homer.

PIMA, Ariz.(ABC 4) - Just over a week ago, Pima Country Sheriffs Deputies discovered the skeletal remains of two of the three missing Utah men in the mountains of Arizona.

Searchers now believe they have found the remains of the third man.

Officials say they found the wallet of Curtis Merworth along side human remains on Saturday in the Superstition Mountains.

Merworth was in a group of three men that were reported missing last July after they set out on a gold mine hunt.

His mother tells ABC 4 she is saddened by the news but relieved that the long, painful wait is over.

"We are happy because it's been six months and we've been under a lot of stress," said Carol Merworth.

Pima County Sheriff Officials believe they found the remains of Ardean Charles and Malcom Meeks last week.

The Pima County Medical Examiner will identify the remains.

I have said it time and time again, BE PREPARED, you never know what might happen and it's always better to have something and not need it instead of not having something and needing it badly. That extra five or ten pounds that you don't want to carry could be what saves your life.


okie treasure hunter said...

If you've ever picked up Ron's backpack you would know he carries everything but the kitchen sink on a hike.

Ron said...

Hmmm, that gives me something to add! LOL

Blame it on the Boy Scouts, I like to be prepared for anything I can think of.