Drone helps stranded hikers get to safety in Otero and Tunnel Canyons

  • Source: KOAT-TV ABC 7 Albuquerque
  • Published: 05/14/2018 06:28 PM

The Bernalillo County Fire Department was dispatched to the area of Otero and Tunnel Canyons around 5 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2018 to rescue two stranded hikers. Crews were able to pinpoint the hikers’ location using a ping from their cell phone call to 911, a spokesperson for BCFD says. The rescue team hiked about a mile-and-a-half into the woods to find the hikers and their injured dog who couldn’t walk. But the team got disoriented as well. “Because of the terrain, it makes it that much more difficult so you can potentially just be doing circles if you're trying to find that trail again,” said Lt. David Lujan, a spokesperson for the department.


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