Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Three Utah Missing Treasure Hunters

Rick Gwynn was hiking east of First Water Trail Head on Wednesday January 5, 2011 when he made a gruesome discovery. He found the remains of two treasure hunters missing since July 6, 2010. The remains were found on the WNW slope of Yellow Peak. The third victim was found on January 15, 2011 by Superstition Search & Rescue and immediately reported to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. SSAR was a certified Community Emergency Response Team doing what they do best finding the lost, injured, and missing. This tragic chapter has finally come to a close after thousands of man hours has been exerted searching for these three men. Nobody or any state, county or government can be faulted for not finding these men sooner. Treasure hunters have a tendency to leave the main trails and wander about looking for treasure signs or markers. Some times they choose extremely rugged terrain and if a mishap occurs it is extremely difficult to find them in an emergency. Often it is almost impossible. July is no time to be hiking off into the Superstition Wilderness Area looking for gold when temperatures are above 110*F.  Gold was the deadly vision that led these men to their final resting place. Lost gold can certainly be a dangerous attraction for some individuals.