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Thu October 24, 2013
New Mexico Search and Rescue: Father Of Missing Hiker Dies
Name: Steven Lockhart
Features: Short beard
Weight: 200 pounds
Clothing: Camo pants, blue hooded sweatshirt, work-style boots
TERRAIN: Moderate to steep/rugged
October 23 (yesterday) Update:
Today’s search, involving six volunteer teams, two law enforcement agencies and an air force Black Hawk helicopter, did not locate the subject.
At 11:55 a.m., the subject’s father, Ray Lockhart, 70, collapsed in the subject party’s base camp, located approximately three miles from the NM State Police (NMSP) Incident Base. He had returned from a morning outing, reportedly not feeling well. Lockhart was quickly attended by a state police officer and nearby members of Dona Ana Search and Rescue, including a paramedic, and was on full life support within 20 minutes. He was pronounced dead during ambulance transportation to a hospital.
In the event that his son, Steven Lockhart, has left the area (see flyer below), anyone who has seen him is requested to notify the state police. NMSP Incident commanders expressed hope that the subject can be located and assisted in contacting his family.
New Mexico Search and Rescue (NMSARC) Volunteer Teams:
Socorro SAR, Socorro
Mesilla Valley SAR, Las Cruces
Blue River SAR, Arizona
Dona Ana County SAR, Las Cruces
Organ Mountain SAR, Las Cruces
NM Civil Air Patrol
Law Enforcement Teams:
New Mexico State Police
Gila National Forest Law Enforcement
U.S. Air Force
Team Types: Ground Search, tracking, Black Hawk helicopter, fixed wing aircraft
Total Searchers: 23
STRATEGIES AND TACTICS: Man tracking, ground search, air search.