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Missing Pinon Hunter

At 1:00am, Monday, October 3rd, A Mission was initiated for a missing female pinion hunter in an area north of Ojo Caliente who had become separated from her group around noon the previous day. It was reported that she was inadequately dressed for the overnight weather conditions which included rain showers and low temperatures.

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Overdue Ultra Trail Runner

On Sunday, July 24, 2016, a Mission was called out for an overdue Ultra Runner who had failed to return to the Santa Fe Ski Basin parking area the previous afternoon. His planned 30 mile run was from the ski basin to Wilderness Gate up Raven’s Ridge to Deception Lake to Penitent to Puerto Nambe to Windy Saddle to Santa Fe Baldy and back to Lake Katherine to Lake Johnson then back to Windy Saddle and back to the parking area.

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Lost Day Hikers Near Atalaya Peak

At 2:00pm on Wednesday, July 14, 2016, NM State Police received a 911 call from two female hikers reporting they were lost near Atalaya Peak. They had hiked to Atalaya Peak, turned to go to Pacheco Peak, but turned around before reaching Pacheco to return to Atalaya Peak. They missed Atalaya Peak and ended up east of the Peak at approximately 2:00pm,

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Ski Basin Trail Runner

At 3:00am, July 24, 2016, Santa Fe Search and Rescue was notified that a SAR Mission was being initiated for a missing trail runner in the Santa Fe Ski Basin area. The runner was reportedly participating in a 30 mile training run and had not returned to his vehicle the prior afternoon.

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Forrest Fenn Treasure Hunter Missing Near Santa Fe

On January 15th, 2016, a Search and Rescue Mission was initiated to search for a 54 year old Colorado resident who had not been heard from since January 4th. The subject’s vehicle was located Friday at the end of the Old Buckman Road and his dog and raft were subsequently located 9 miles down river.

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Missing Boy Scout

On June 28, 2016, 5 scouts and 2 adult leaders were camped near Jack’s Creek on the southeast side of Pecos Baldy. At about 7pm, one of the scouts climbed up the ridge west of camp alone. When he did not return a search by the leaders was initiated with no results.

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Lost Backpacker near Lake Katherine

At 4:00am on June 29, 2016, a District 1 Search and Rescue Mission was initiated for a 70-year-old backpacker last seen at 4:30pm the prior day near Windy Saddle, west of Lake Katherine in the Santa Fe National Forest. The Reporting Party was a friend who said that the subject had just arrived in the Santa Fe area from a much lower altitude and was extremely fatigued as they reached the saddle above the lake.

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Lost Female and Her Dog in the Galisteo Preserve

At approximately 6:30pm on Thursday, March 24th, 2016, a 60 year old female called 911 and reported she had been hiking in the Galisteo Preserve south east of Santa Fe and had become lost. Being in Santa Fe Search and Rescue’s back yard, a SFSAR team was quickly assembled consisting of command staff,

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Lost Nordic Skier in the Santa Fe Ski Basin

At approximately 3pm on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, a Search and Rescue Mission was initiated to find a 50 year old female skier who had become lost in the Rio Nambe drainage. The Mission was supported by Santa Fe SAR Incident Management Team, Communications Team and Ground Search Teams, in addition to a Ground Search Team from Atalaya SAR.

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Missing Hiker Near Abiquiu Lake

On Monday afternoon, November 2,  2015, a mission was launched to find a missing 50 year old woman who had sent text messages to her friend the previous evening that she was lost in an area to the northwest of Abiquiu Lake in the Chama River Canyon Wilderness. She had begun her hike Sunday afternoon intending to hike up the Rim Vista Trail with her dog and after the trail had ended continued to hike along the mesa rim off trail looking for a route off the mesa and back to her vehicle.

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