Dramatic rescue by Bernalillo County Fire Department caught on camera

A dramatic rescue for a hiker injured in Albuquerque’s foothills was caught on camera. 

The Bernalillo County Fire Department says Saturday afternoon, a 58-year-old woman hiking the Pino trail near the Elena Gallegos Picnic Area sprained her ankle.

She was about 2 miles up the trail.

First responders decided to airlift her out of the area with the help of the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office helicopter.

A paramedic was waiting at the landing zone to treat the woman before taking her to a hospital. 

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Video

Now Trending on KRQE.com

Video Forecast

Grant's Tuesday Evening Forecast

Thumbnail for the video titled "Grant's Tuesday Evening Forecast"
More Weather Video Forecast

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss