BCSO: Missing hikers in Sandoval County have been found

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office says a group of missing hikers in Sandoval County has been found.

Monday evening, BCSO said its Air Unit is helping with a search and rescue call out of Sandoval County.

Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Keith Elder said they were helping in the search for three missing hikers, with the possibility of one of those being dead. However, BCSO could not elaborate on a possible cause of death.

The lieutenant says the conditions of the hikers remain unknown at this time.

The exact location of the hikers is also not known, but authorities were focusing on the Cabezon Peak and also Bear Mouth areas, which are on the Sandoval County side of Mt. Taylor.

BCSO previously posted on its Twitter that five people were stranded, and that one of those people had suffered a heart attack.

KRQE News 13 is working to learn more and will provide updates.


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