- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 6, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say one hiker is dead and two others have been rescued after they became stranded in a mountainous area of northwestern New Mexico.

Sandoval County Sheriff’s officials say one of the hikers suffered a medical episode and collapsed after an eight-hour hike Monday in the area of Mount Taylor, located about 60 miles (93 kilometers) west of Albuquerque.

KOB-TV says the other hikers called 911 and tried to give their fallen friend CPR before moving him under a tree while they waited to be rescued.

The two survivors were airlifted to safety around 6 p.m. Monday and a second helicopter recovered the body of the dead hiker around 11:30 p.m.

The names and ages of their hikers weren’t immediately released Tuesday.

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