IN NEW MEXICO, THERE IS NO CHARGE TO THE PUBLIC FOR ANY SEARCH AND RESCUE EFFORT BY STATE OR VOLUNTEER RESOURCES. (Does not apply to commercial air or ground ambulance transportation). If you feel you or someone you know is in trouble in the wilderness, do not hesitate to call 9-1-1 or your local New Mexico State Police district office. Alerting the authorities in a timely way could mean the difference between life or death.
No one plans on going out and getting lost or hurt in the wilderness. That’s why when it does happen it’s called an accident. But if it ever does happen to you, here are a few things you might want to consider.
Planning a Wilderness Trip | The Ten Bare Essentials of Wilderness Travel | What to do When Hopelessly Lost
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