Overdue Taos Box Kayakers

Overdue Taos Box Kayakers

Two novice kayakers in over their heads abandoned their boats shortly into their river trip in the Taos Box, and attempted to walk out. They were discovered the next day by the daughter of one kayaker, and escorted out by SAR teams— dehydrated, hungry, and tired, but otherwise no worse for wear. ASAR played a critical medical role in assessing and transporting the subjects.

15 Year Old Stranded Hikers near Tierra Amarilla

15 Year Old Stranded Hikers near Tierra Amarilla

A couple of 15 yr old hikers stranded at cabin near Tierra Amarilla. Female hiker had a sprained ankle and male hiker was asthmatic. Cabin located approximately 3 miles from IC on snowy terrain. Call for ground pounders with snowhoes and sked, plus medical resources. Male subject ended up being rescued by snow mobile and female hiker by helicopter.

Treasure Hunter in White Rock Canyon

Treasure Hunter in White Rock Canyon

3/8/13 White Rock mission: first call out 11:58 PM. Missing hiker had been out for 18 hours and last contact was with her boyfriend (16 hours prior). First IB was at the station 3 firehouse in White Rock.  2 ASAR responders. 3 teams in field for first operational period. Overnight, a cell phone ping was received and a rough idea of the subject’s location was identified. The first operational period had a small coordination team and went rather smoothly. Second period began in the morning and IB was moved to Bandelier.

Valle Vidal Ground Search

Valle Vidal Ground Search

Called out to second-operational ground search in the Valle Vidal area for a single, male subject.  Ground pounders, K9 teams, ATVs, Horses, local horse-packers, and friends all contributed to search.  Subject was successfully found by oilfield pumper in the Vermejo Park gas field, 12 miles north of the Point Last Seen.

Rowe Mesa Search

Rowe Mesa Search

Female subject missing on Rowe Mesa since Feb 14th.  Male subject was brought into St. Vincent's on the 17th and treated for exposure and reported girlfriend was also missing.  Conflicting reports exist regarding circumstances.  Atalaya Search and Rescue deployed on the First Operational Period and conducted line, area, and sign-cutting assignments alongside Santa Fe SAR and Sandia Rescue Dogs.  The First Operational Period was called to an end at 5am with a Second Operational Period resuming the morning of the 18th.

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.

Lost Hiker in Grasshopper Canyon

Lost Hiker in Grasshopper Canyon

Female hiker, mid 40's, overdue from afternoon hike in rough local canyon with rocky, steep, loose terrain.

2012 Training Cohort gets NMSAR Field Certified!

2012 Training Cohort gets NMSAR Field Certified!

Four students of St. John's College, comprising the Trainee Cohort of '12 have been Field Certified for New Mexico Search and Rescue. Congratulations and welcome to the team!

54 Year Old Overdue Hiker near Jemez

54 Year Old Overdue Hiker near Jemez

A generally healthy 54 year old man was hiking near Jemez Springs and reported overdue by family members who found his vehicle and tried searching on their own, but inevitably called for help.

Tucumcari Mountain

Tucumcari Mountain

15 year-old male, asthmatic with lower-leg injury stuck on a precarious ledge on Tucumcari Mountain outside of Tucumcari, NM.