NM Team Rescues Last Of Distressed Campers

Jul 12, 2013

State police say eight remaining campers lost after a hike in the mountains north of Questa have been rescued.

Police received a distress call early Thursday about 10 overdue campers near the Cabresto Lake campground.

Dispatchers got signals from a GPS system indicating two adults and eight foster children ranging in age from 14 to 20 were lost in northern New Mexico.

Two young men walked down the mountain to a base camp Thursday afternoon and were uninjured.

State Police Sgt. Emmanuel Gutierrez says a 20-year-old woman who broke her ankle and the remaining campers were escorted down the mountain by early Friday.

The group was assessed by medical personnel and released. The woman with the broken ankle was taken to a Taos hospital.

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