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In­jured hiker res­cued from cave in north­ern Ari­zona

FLAGSTAFF — Nearly two-dozen fire­fight­ers and other emer­gency per­son­nel res­cued an in­jured hiker who couldn’t walk out of a mile-long cave in north­ern Ari­zona.

The Co­conino County Sher­iff’s Of­fice said a 44-year-old Cordes Lakes man Mon­day suf­fered an an­kle in­jury near the end of mile-long Lava River Cavet.

The Sher­iff’s Of­fice said 23 res­cue per­son­nel from three agen­cies were in- volved in the 3.5-hour op- er­a­tion, which was a chal- lenge be­cause of the cave’s dark­ness and rough ter­rain.

The hiker was trans­ported to Flagstaff Med­i­cal Cen­ter for treat­ment.

The cave is lo­cated 14 miles north of Flagstaff.

Scotts­dale man gets prison for 2016 sex­ual as­sault of woman

PHOENIX — A former MMA fighter who pleaded guilty to sex­u­ally as­sault­ing an un­con­scious woman in Scotts­dale in 2016 has been sen­tenced to seven years in prison. Mari­copa County pros­e­cu­tors say 29-year-old Rodolfo An­dres Ramirez also was life­time sen­tenced pro­ba­tion. Tues­day to Ramirez was ac­cused of kid­nap­ping an in­tox­i­cated 22-year-old woman af­ter she left a Scotts­dale bar in Septem­ber 2016.

Scotts­dale po­lice say sur­veil­lance video shows Ramirez car­ry­ing the woman over his shoul­der to a park­ing garage.

Po­lice say Ramirez then sex­u­ally as­saulted the woman in pub­lic.

Last month, Ramirez pleaded guilty to charges of sex­ual as­sault and at­tempted sex­ual as­sault.

Body found at Lake Pleas­ant ID’d; Death called sus­pi­cious

PHOENIX — Au­thor­i­ties have iden­ti­fied the body of a man found at Lake Pleas­ant in what is be­ing called a sus­pi­cious death.

Mari­copa County Sher­iff’s of­fi­cials say 34-year-old Joseph Casey was re­ported miss­ing on June 21 af­ter his car broke down at the lake about 35 miles north­west of Phoenix. He re­port­edly was seen get­ting into a ve­hi­cle and try­ing to get a ride out of the desert to get help.

The body was found July 6 and the county Med­i­cal Ex­am­iner’s Of­fice iden­ti­fied it as Casey’s on Mon­day. The cause of death hasn’t been de­ter­mined yet.

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