Hiker rescued in Gila National Forest after getting caught in flash flood

New Mexico News

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Crews rescued another stranded hiker in the New Mexico wilderness. The man got trapped in the Gila National Forest for four days after getting caught in a flash flood before rescuers reached him on Monday.


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Mesilla Valley Rescue, New Mexico Search and Rescue and U.S. Customs and Border Protection were all involved in the operation. They brought in a helicopter, which landed in the area Monday morning. the crew brought the man food and water and treated him for a head injury before taking him to the hospital. Monday, Bernalillo County crews rescued a woman who hurt her knee hiking in the Sandias.

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