HELP! AZTom Missing. UPDATE: He's been FOUND!

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Bronco Driver, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. Bronco Driver

    Bronco Driver Been here awhile

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    AzTom went for a ride alone-----He called his wife at 12:30 pm, from Bagdad. Told her he was going to do some exploring then slab it home and be home by 5pm.
    She called me at 9pm.I loaded up my Jeep and went to Bagdad and met up with the local sheriff(2 of them). We searched till 4am. Nothing. Tom's cell goes right to voice mail.
    We need more bodies to search.
    The big problem is we don't know where he went from there.
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  2. KTMSER

    KTMSER Big bike friendly

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    Call inbound Ed.........
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  3. spafxer

    spafxer Long timer

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    Wish I were closer.
    Just some thoughts


    Does he carry a Spot?

    Color of bike, helmet, clothing ?

    How much water / survival gear does he carry?

    Any friends with an airplane? Prescott has flight training schools. Maybe they teach search and rescue and need some real world practice.
    Offer to pay for a pilot's fuel and I'd bet you get some takers.

    What areas have you searched at this time?
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  4. AZ Mark

    AZ Mark Long timer

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    There are hunters everywhere in that area this weekend. They also have a good search & rescue team in that region.
    He had a new bike a crf230... Was he riding it?
    Only good thoughts for Tom
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  5. 4play

    4play Next?

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    Crap, just saw this :cry

    I talked to him Thursday, he was planning to check out a path from Bagdad that he said was part of where he got off track last year?

    I can load up now, who's coordinating the search?
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  6. seabee1

    seabee1 we build, we fight

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    I let eddy know just now and he's gonna head that way too. Got a message in to another inmate to see if he can go and fly around up there. I'll keep trying to help the best I can.

    If anybody needs to borrow a bike to help with the search efforts, mine is available. Crf450x. Call me if you want it. 602 451 8262
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  7. CNRED

    CNRED It'll be OK

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    Anyone know where to meet up to help with this search?
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  8. tmac13

    tmac13 SomeCallHimTim

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  9. 4play

    4play Next?

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    Tom is OK!!! just heard from his wife, he had to walk out...
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  10. seabee1

    seabee1 we build, we fight

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    Great news! :clap
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  11. refokus

    refokus Hmmmmmm

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    Good News!!!!! My heart sunk when I read this and then called 4Play. If there is anything we can do still let us all know.

    We need to put together a list of names and numbers for everyone we know that rides motorcycles and share it. Also, a spot for anyone that rides alone!!!!!
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  12. IBRiding

    IBRiding Been here awhile

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    I am glad he is OK
    Bill
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  13. Bronco Driver

    Bronco Driver Been here awhile

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    Tom walked out this am.
    BIG THANK YOU to all. Tom is OK.
    Can't wait to here story.
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  14. katbeanz

    katbeanz earthbound misfit, I

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    :clap :thumb
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  15. _Magoo_

    _Magoo_ master of disaster....

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    :ear+1!-------:clap (glad he's OK!)
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  16. kojack06

    kojack06 Been here awhile

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    Very good news!
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  17. viper05

    viper05 Been here awhile

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    Glad he is ok! :clap
    Way to be there for him Bronco Driver! Kudo's to everyone else who was up early and loading up to look.
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  18. OldtimerTC

    OldtimerTC Been here awhile

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    Great news .
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  19. azredline

    azredline Wobbly Adventurer

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    Glad all is well. Scary moments when that much time passes. Welcome home Tom!
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  20. Aprilia

    Aprilia Long timer

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    Great news!
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