Missing man's truck found in creek near Mogollon
Posted at: 09/19/2013 2:50 PM
| Updated at: 09/19/2013 5:00 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
New Mexico State Police confirm aerial searchers found a truck belonging to an Arizona man who went missing during flood evacuations in Mogollon, N.M.
State police Sgt. Emmanuel Gutierrez said the truck was found Wednesday night wrapped in mud and flood debris. A ground team with a cadaver dog responded to the site in Silver Creek off State Road 159, but the missing man was not found in the truck.
Howard Bassett, 83, was staying at the Silver Creek Inn when heavy rains hit the small town. He was evacuated on Saturday due to flash floods, but a clerk at the inn said he never returned for his things.
The truck was towed from the area Wednesday night. Air and ground crews are continuing to search for Bassett on Thursday.