Lost Dutchman's Gold Hunter Rescued for a Second Time; Pockets Filled With Zero Gold
For the second time in just a few months, a woman had to be located and rescued from the Superstition Mountains, in her hunt for the fabled Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine.
And, wouldn't you know, just like every single other person who's searched for the mine over the past 100-plus years, Robin Byrd found diddly-squat.
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The Pinal County Sheriff's Office said on Tuesday that rescue crews were actually looking for five people lost in the Superstitions, from three different incidents.
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One was Byrd, another was a group of three hikers, and another was a drunk woman who got in an argument with her husband, and walked away.
Everyone was found in a matter of hours, except for Byrd.
The Sheriff's Office noted that the agency's search-and-rescue squad was also called in December, as she got lost while searching for the Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine.
Byrd, 51, was supposed to meet up with friends Tuesday evening, but didn't show. She was found early this morning, and was taken to a hospital for evaluation.
Based on the success of her first two quests, we wouldn't be surprised if Byrd's a third-times-a-charm kind of person.
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