Albuquerque Fire Rescue rescued three hikers with foot injuries

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – On Wednesday, Albuquerque Fire Rescue conducted a search and rescue operation in northeast Albuquerque after three hikers were injured. AFR was dispatched to Embudo trailhead around 3:30 pm

They got a call that three people were injured while climbing the trail after being hit by a rock. Several agencies were called, including the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, New Mexico State Police, Albuquerque Mountain Rescue and other search and rescue agencies.

Because the hikers were located and the terrain too difficult to carry them, state police used their helicopters to get the hikers out of the canyon and into waiting ambulances.

‚ÄúThese hikers sustained some serious injuries, one with a head injury, another with a pretty serious lower leg injury. And those were the two that had to be brought down the mountain by helicopter, there was another injury that was a little more minor,” said Lt. Jason Feser.

It took three and a half hours to rescue the hikers because they were three miles from the trailhead.

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