Injured hiker rescued from Sandia Mountains

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A hiker was badly injured Sunday before being rescued from the Sandia’s.

Rescuers say the man was at a high altitude, sitting on a loose rock eating lunch when he slipped and fell down the mountain.

He suffered a severe head injury possible broken pelvis and legs and had a puncture wound to his chest resulting in a collapsed lung.

The hiker had to be carried to higher ground, before he could be taken out by medevac.

It took APD’s open space, AFD and mountain rescue to get him down. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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