Update: One of two lost hikers found in the Jemez Mountains deceased

Jemez Springs – Search and rescue teams from Sandoval County Fire Department and the State of New Mexico located two missing hikers in the Jemez Mountains last week, according to Sandoval County spokeswoman Melissa Perez.

Combined teams of volunteers and on-duty first responders searched the terrain with assistance from Classic Air and Bernalillo County Sheriff’s helicopters and were able to locate both hikers.

One adult hiker, identified as Patrick Harbin 20 of Albuquerque, was found near the river alive with minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital. The other adult, identified as David Harbin 71 of Albuquerque, was found dead. 

The Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office is handling the investigation on this matter.

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