Teen rescued from Tucumcari Mountain
Posted at: 10/02/2012 10:57 AM
By: The Associated Press
TUCUMCARI, N.M. (AP) - Emergency workers have rescued a Tucumcari teenager from a narrow ledge on Tucumcari Mountain.
The Clovis News Journal reports that police and firefighters reached 14-year-old Alex Jauck on Monday.
Authorities say the teen was stranded about midway up the 700-foot landmark south of the city. It was not immediately clear how long the teenager was stranded.
After Jauck was located with the help of a bicyclist on the mountain, a climber rapelled down the face of the mountain to the teen, who was huddled on a small ledge.
The climber brought the team down from the mountain. The 14-year-old was transported to Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari and his condition was unknown.
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