New Mexico

New Mexico state police rescue lost hunter

PECOS, NM - A New Mexico State police helicopter crew located a missing hunter early Monday morning.

The flight crew was able to guide a search and rescue team on the ground to the hunter's location.

The search for the 64 year old hunter began when the man not return as planned from his hunting trip. The hunter had spent the two previous nights alone enduring freezing temperatures in the high mountains of the Pecos wilderness.

State police warn hikers and campers to take precautions for the extreme elements and temperatures. Plan ahead , dress accordingly and make sure to let others know where you plan on going and for how long.