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Rescue attempt in El Paso’s Franklin Mountains called off after hours-long search

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El Paso Fire Department search and rescue crews set up at the base of the Franklin Mountains.

EL PASO, Texas -- The El Paso Fire Department's mountain rescue team was called out for reports of a hiker in need of help late Monday night, but found no one after an hours-long search that stretched into early Tuesday morning.

A spokesman for the fire department told ABC-7 that crews were unable to find any hiker. He said the department even deployed its drones to search the mountain.

It's not clear if the hiker was able to make their way down by themselves or if reports of a stranded hiker were inaccurate.

The fire department said Texas Parks and Wildlife crews would continue to keep an eye out for any signs of the hiker.

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Jesus A. Rodriguez

ABC-7 producer.



    1. El Paso would love to have you stranded on the mountain.
      When they find you, ICE can deport you back to J-town and your thriving business as a street walker.

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