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EPCSO rescues 17-year-old near Hueco Tanks

EPCSO rescues 17-year-old near Hueco Tanks
Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 9:51pm

A 17-year-old boy was home recovering after being lost in the desert for two hours.     

ROTC students from an El Paso area high school were doing land navigation training near the Hueco Tanks area when one of the students went off course at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Team with the help of a U.S. Border Patrol helicopter found the teen five miles from where he was supposed to be.

He was in good health and reunited with his parents.

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