Hiker rescued after being caught in flood, stranded for days in Gila National Forest

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DEMING, New Mexico – A missing hiker who got caught up successful a flash flood successful a confederate New Mexico wood was yet rescued aft being stranded for 4 days without nutrient oregon water, officials said Wednesday.

The antheral became trapped implicit the play successful the Gila National Forest aft dense rains triggered flooding successful an country of hard terrain, said U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents who participated successful the hunt and rescue effort.

They said the hiker, whose sanction wasn't released, suffered a caput wounded erstwhile helium mislaid his footing and fell aft being caught successful the flood.

The injured hiker was spotted connected Monday aft a chopper deployed retired of CBP's Deming Air Unit joined the hunt squad and was capable to usher rescuers connected ATVs to the man's determination to retrieve him. Crews with Mesilla Valley Rescue and New Mexico Search and Rescue were besides involved.

“Our portion has immoderate rugged terrain and melodramatic upwind that tin often strand people," said John Stonehouse, who coordinated CBP's aerial search. “Our CBP pilots and hunt and rescue unit connected the crushed are often the quality betwixt beingness and decease to those caught up successful flash floods oregon successful the godforsaken heat."

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