Injured hiker rescued in the Sandia Mountains

Albuquerque News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A hiker is recovering after being airlifted from a trail in the Sandia Mountains. The Bernalillo County Fire Department says around 11:30 a.m. Monday, they responded to a woman who had injured her knee while hiking the Tree Springs Trail off Highway 536 south of the Sandia Peak Ski Area.


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Firefighters say they were able to airlift her to a station in Tijeras and from there, she was taken to the hospital. The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office and the Albuquerque Police Department helped with the rescue.

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