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Border Patrol agents rescue 71-year-old hiker in New Mexico

August 2, 2018

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol agents say they have rescued a 71-year-old man who was lost and dehydrated on a hike east of Alamogordo.

Agents from the Alamogordo Station say the man had been hiking in the Indian Wells Canyon on Monday.

After a 90-minute search, an agent found the missing man under a bush and say he was dehydrated and unable to walk.

The man given provided water and the agent stayed with him until additional help arrived from the Otero County Sheriff’s Office.

The man then was taken by helicopter to a facility in Las Cruces for treatment.

His name hasn’t been released.

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