At 5:50 p.m. Thursday night, Pima County Sheriff's deputies from the Rincon District and Search & Rescue deputies responded to Sabino Canyon for a male subject in distress. Hikers near the Bluff Trail in lower Sabino Canyon found Michael Rydicki (DOB 08/01/59) laying on the trail in obvious distress.

The hikers called 911 when Rydicki became unconscious and stopped breathing.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) efforts were initiated prior to the arrival of deputies and medical personnel from Rural Metro Fire.

Rydicki was transported to Tucson Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Rydicki was an employee of the Tram Service that provides service through Sabino Canyon.

Detectives are still investigating the incident




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