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Searchers find hiker in Superstition Mountains

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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2013 10:11 am

An Arizona sheriff says he hopes a hiker has learned a lesson now that she's been rescued a second time while hiking alone in the rugged Superstition Mountains.

The Pinal County Sheriff's Office says searchers found 51-year-old Robin Byrd early Thursday morning.

The Sheriff's Office said after Byrd was found that she was being warmed up and would be taken to a hospital for evaluation.

The search began Tuesday night after Byrd didn't appear at a trailhead.

The Sheriff's Office says Byrd was the subject of a December 2012 search in the Superstitions. Byrd said then she was looking for the fabled Lost Duchman's gold mine.

Sheriff Paul Babeu says the efforts of searchers probably saved Byrd's life and he he hopes Bird won't again hike alone in the Superstitions.

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