Teen slides 200 feet down cliff during hike

Open Space rescue

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Open Space officers rescued a 15-year-old Saturday after he was separated from a church group hiking the La Luz trail and was stuck on a cliff face.

Officers said Bernalillo County Fire Department medics joined the rescue efforts. The teen was located after he had slid 200 feet down the face of the cliff face and was stuck 500 feet from the bottom of the cliff.

Rescuers climbed to the teen and paramedics helped secure him. APD said the boy suffered severe abrasions to his backside, arms and hands.

The teen was then lowered to the ground below and officers were able to walk him out the canyon.

He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

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