12-year-old hiker rescued from Jemez Mountains

April 16, 2014 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a 12-year-old [auth] boy who fell off a cliff while hiking in the Jemez Mountains has been rescued.

Sandoval County Sheriff’s officials say the boy was hiking with his father and friends about 20 miles north of San Ysidro on Tuesday morning.

KOB-TV reports ( that the young hikers got separated from the adult and the boy fell off a 30-foot cliff.

Paramedics located the boy and moved him slowly to safety due to the serious nature of his injuries.

A medical helicopter transported the boy to UNM Hospital.

Sheriff’s officials say the boy is listed in stable condition.

His name hasn’t been released.

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