Updated: 09/05/2013 2:48 PM |
Created: 09/05/2013 2:38 PM
By: The Associated Press
JEMEZ SPRINGS, N.M. (AP) - The search for a U.S. Forest Service firefighter missing in northern New Mexico's Santa Fe National Forest has entered its seventh day.
Volunteers, firefighters and search and rescue teams have been combing mesa tops and steep canyons east of Jemez Springs in search of Token Adams.
The 41-year-old engine crew captain disappeared Friday while checking on a report of smoke. He was on an ATV and failed to return to a pre-arranged meeting point with two other firefighters.
Hundreds of people have participated in the search.
Officials say crews are focused on 25 square miles of rugged forest. About a quarter of the area has been covered by ground crews, while air support has searched much of the rest.
A special helicopter with infrared and low-light sensors is scheduled to arrive Thursday.
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