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. 

Missing 64 Year Old Male

Missing 64 Year Old Male

Atalaya Search and Rescue responded to a 64 year-old male father separated from hunting party (son and guide) in partially-forested/rolling plains and hills early evening of prior day. Son and guide were met by Taos SAR early in the morning of the 13th. Subject had made his way to the party's truck and drew attention as Santa Fe and Atalaya SAR approached their assignment area. Subject was assessed by Atalaya SAR Medic - mildly hypothermic, stable. Subject was actively warmed, fed, hydrated and transported to Incident Base for debriefing and further care.

Injured Sheriff's Deputy

Asar was called out to assist with a trail evacuation of a Sheriff's Deputy who had injured his knee. ASAR performed a medium angle lower of about 150 feet to a trail and wheeled the subject out on a litter. The subject used crutches for a steep section of trail before becoming too tired. ASAR, in conjuction with Santa Fe SAR, completed the evacuation in the litter.

Recovery Off Sun Mountain

Recovery Off Sun Mountain

Recovery of body of 31 year-old male, despondent suicidal on rough terrain in mutual-aid with Santa Fe Atalaya Wildland Hand Crew, City of Santa Fe Fire Department and NM State Police.

Lost Hiker on Chamisa Trail

Lost Hiker on Chamisa Trail

Hiker reported lost after hiking the Chamisa trail, possibly on the Windsor trail. He had cell phone contact and was directed to walk back in the direction of the Chamisa trail. A ground team was created in cooperation with Santa Fe SAR and intercepted the hiker.

Stranded boater, lower Taos Box

Stranded boater, lower Taos Box near Taos Jct. Bridge, condition unknown. Possible technical evacuation.