Captain Adams disappeared August 30 while riding an ATV and checking on a report of smoke in the Santa Fe National Forest. A week later after extensive search operations, Adams was discovered by searchers deceased as a result of an accident involving the ATV.
Approximate Incident Location: Stable Mesa (USNG: 13S CV 42 66)
Santa Fe National Forest
11 Forest Lane
USNG: 13S DV 0447 3882
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508
Chief: Forest Supervisor Maria T. Garcia
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.