SOCORRO – In March, a 911 call came in from a hiker stranded in the White Mountain wilderness south of Carrizozo. The weather had turned cold and snowy, and the hiker had gotten turned around. He was able to give just enough information on the 911 call to give rescuers an idea where to start looking.
Socorro Search and Rescue is a volunteer organization whose members consist primarily of New Mexico Tech students and several community volunteers. The local group acts as a member team of the New Mexico Search and Rescue Council and provides primary search and rescue capabilities to Socorro County, as well as back-up support for the entire state.