Search and Rescue Call

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El Paso County Sheriff's Office

3850 Justice Dr.

El Paso, Texas 79938

NEWS RELEASE

Chris Acosta

Public Affairs Director

Office (915) 538-2223

Cell (915) 479-0797

 

El Paso, TexasOn 01/25/14 at approximately 3 p.m. El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Hueco Tanks State Park located at 6900 block of Hueco Tanks Rd on the far east side of El Paso, in reference to an injured party. Sheriff Deputies received information about a male in his 50’s, who fell approximately 10-15 feet off a cliff and sustained injuries to his head and torso, which prevented him from climbing down the mountain on his own. Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team (SAR) was summoned to assist along with 1st Responders. Sheriff’s SAR team immediately took action and made their way up the mountainous terrain to render aid to the injured man. After being rescued by the SAR team, the male was air lifted to Del Sol Medical center for medical treatment. The rescue lasted nearly 2 hours.

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Published 27 January 2015 10:34 AM by agonzales

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