New Mexico firefighter dies in ATV crash

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  • Token Adams was missing for eight days
  • He was found dead in Santa Fe National Forest
  • Adams had been investigating a possible fire
A firefighter missing for eight days was found dead on Friday in New Mexico's Santa Fe National Forest, authorities said.
Token Adams, a firefighter with the U.S. Forest Service, apparently died in an all-terrain vehicle crash, New Mexico State Police announced at a news conference Friday.
Adams was last seen August 30, riding an ATV to investigate a possible fire in the Holiday Mesa area, according to John Helmich, a spokesman with the Forest Service.
More than 250 people had searched for the 41-year-old former Navy Seal, Helmich said.
The state police are investigating the crash.