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Missing firefighter found dead

According to KRQE , channel 13 in Albuquerque, N. M., searchers late Friday morning found missing firefighter, Token Adams, 41, dead from an ATV crash in the Jemez Mountains.

Adams, a graduate of Yosemite High School who has many friends and relatives in Eastern Madera County, was last seen a week ago as he and three other firefighters were investigating a smoke report in the Jemez Mountains.

Adams was found by a search team from Jemez Pueblo at about 11:45 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6 on Stable Mesa, officials said at a news conference late Friday afternoon.

The crash occurred on a four-wheel-drive track about a quarter mile off a road. Adams was wearing a helmet, and an autopsy will determine whether he died from crash injuries or from exposure.

Officials said Adams was both well-known and well-respected and that the discovery was hitting the fire service hard.

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