Overdue Hiker outside Cerrillos

Overdue Hiker outside Cerrillos

Atalaya was dispatched as 4x4 resource to Cerrillos, NM to look for an 82 year-old hiker reported overdue after afternoon hike in foothills. Subject was last seen towards late afternoon heading towards home, with an estimated trail distance of four miles. Atalaya SAR deployed alongside Santa Fe SAR and Santa Fe Sheriff's Posse. Mixed AtSar/SFSAR team (team #5) with local guides conducted investigative task assignment utilizing local knowledge and friends familiar with subject. Subject made his way to a local home and called in location. Team 5 reported to the house with subject, assessed medically, cleared, and brought to IB for debrief. All resources released.