Search and rescue volunteers spent a total of 218 hours searching for a man who was later found at a friend’s house in town.

The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said started looking for Marc Alan Mason, 38, of Lake Havasu City, Sunday morning after his wife said he hadn’t returned from a Saturday night ATV ride in the desert. His wife said Mason had called her around 8:30 p.m. Saturday to say he had gotten stranded in the desert. On Sunday morning, search and rescue volunteers scoured the Standard Wash, the Mohave Wash, the Challenger Wash and the Bison area. The search included 21 search-and-rescue volunteers and air support. Around 6:30 p.m., Mason’s wife called emergency dispatchers to say she had learned he was OK and had been at a friend’s house for most of the time, according to a sheriff’s department news release.

— Staff reports


(5) comments

Vicky Norman

Rescue teams in other states charge for the time and manpower.


Havasu loves drama....even if it makes the city look foolish!

mike floyd

wonder if the wife has some questions; and is there a divorce lawyer in the future?

see you

the search was 218 hours? They started sunday morning and wife called at 6:30pm that she found him? Is this new math?

Plus if my spouse tells me he is stranded in the desert, wouldnt I call for help right away?

Then when I find out my stranded spouse has been at a friend's house while I'm frantic (not really bc I didnt call right away) and others are searching for him, do I not strangle him? Try to run him down? Cut the wires on his boat engine?


What a couple of jack wagons. They should have to pay the sherrifs dept back.

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