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New Mexico rescue crews save injured hiker stranded on mountain

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Posted at 1:32 PM, Jan 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-28 15:32:05-05

Authorities in New Mexico say they were able to rescue an injured hiker who was stranded more than 9,000 feet in the air.

The helicopter's camera captured the rescue.

In a news release, New Mexico State Police said they were called out at 4 p.m. on Jan. 22 to assist in rescuing an unidentified 50-year-old woman in the LaDrones Mountains in Socorro County.

Officials said a deputy and a paramedic attended to the hiker while a police helicopter was called in to assist.

According to the post, a police rescue specialist was lowered down to the injured woman and hoisted her onto the helicopter, which took her to an ambulance transporting her to a local hospital.

Police said the woman's injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening.