- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 2, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Bernalillo County sheriff’s personnel located and rescued a man who ended up in the Rio Puerco river basin after getting disoriented while driving.

The Sheriff’s Department says the 78-year-old man called 911 late Tuesday to say he’d gotten lost and had ended up in a ravine where he couldn’t see any landmarks.

Deputies drove around looking for the man but couldn’t find him until personnel tracked the man’s phone through a cellphone company and hiked to his location.

They then formed a human chain to pull the man to the top of the ravine. He was evaluated by paramedics and transported to a hospital for evaluation.


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