Man rescued after overheating on Copper Trailhead

Updated: 05/10/2014 8:25 PM | Created: 05/10/2014 8:20 PM
By: Web Staff

As the weather gets warmer, many New Mexican have plans to hit the trails. But officials say an incident on Saturday is a reminder to play it safe.

Albuquerque police officer Simon Drobik said a man in his late 50s called for help after hiking at the Copper Trailhead around noon. The man was overheated.

Rescuers were able to get him down on a gurney.

Officers say it's important to stay hydrated when hiking and urge people to bring extra water and dress in layers.

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