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The Los Alamos Police Department and Los Alamos Fire Department responded to a call Monday night, after three teenage girls went out for a hike in Pueblo Canyon and failed to return home before dark.
One of the girls called her friend’s father and told him that one of the teens was hurt. He then called police who found the girl and pulled her out of the canyon.
According to Capt. Randy Foster of the LAPD, one girl injured herself in the canyon and officers and the fire department helped her out. An LAPD officer carried the girl out of the canyon on his shoulders.
Fire Chief Mike Thompson said the Los Alamos Fire Department also responded to the call around 7:30 p.m. and helped one girl, who had a minor injury to her ankle. Thompson said the effort took less than an hour.
“We thought we might have to do a cliff rescue, but they were on the trails,” Thompson said.
— Monitor Staff report