3 hikers rescued from deep snow, freezing temperatures on La Luz Trail

Albuquerque News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A harrowing night for a group of hikers on the La Luz Trail. Albuquerque Police Department Open Space officers were called to rescue the three hikers on Wednesday after they got turned around in deep snow; temperatures dropped to about 20-degrees and when officers arrived, the hikers’ boot and pants were frozen to their bodies.


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The crew gave them dry clothes and built a fire, before helping them into snowshoes and guiding them to safety. APD says it was lucky the crew was already in the area training, otherwise, the hikers would likely have become hypothermic or worse.

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