Missing NM Hiker Found

Mar 9, 2013

Officials at Bandelier National Monument say search and rescue crews have located a missing hiker who was in northern New Mexico to look for the buried treasure of a Santa Fe antiquities dealer.

Members of the New Mexico Search and Rescue team and the Los Alamos Police Department say dispatchers received a call Friday from a man in Texas who reported that his girlfriend was missing.

The woman arrived at the monument on Thursday to hike to the Upper Falls. She called her boyfriend to let him know she would return the next day. He called authorities after not hearing from her.

Following a night of frigid temperatures, Bandelier spokeswoman Claudia Brookshire says the woman was found just before noon Saturday and that she appeared to be OK.

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