UPDATE: Rescue Crews Find Missing Man in McKelligon Canyon
POSTED: Monday, September 3, 2012 - 10:37pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 8:00am
El Paso — UPDATE: Search crews safely helped a stranded hiker down McKelligon Canyon Monday night.
The El Paso Fire Department reported that the man was safely helped down from the trail at 11:30 p.m.
According to firefighters, the 53-year-old man did not need to be taken to the hospital.
He was treated for dehydration, and is expected to recover.
Search crews are looking for a missing man in McKelligon canyon. According to firefighters, the 53 year-old set off hiking at around noon Monday and hasn't been seen since. He last spoke to his family at around six Monday evening. He then called 911 at around 8:40 to say that he was lost, but the call was disconnected.
More than two dozen search and rescue members are now looking for him. The man's name has not been released. He was able to tell a 911 dispatcher that he wasn't hurt, but he did say that he hadn't had anything to drink since four Monday afternoon.