25-year-old woman who went missing at Big Bend National Park located after search and rescue operation

BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK, Texas – Authorities at Big Bend National Park said a 25-year-old woman who was reported missing after her family said she did not return home from a trip to the park has been located.

Christy Perry, 25, reportedly picked up a rental car in Midland, TX and arrived in Big Bend National Park on November 9. She did not show up for her camping reservation that evening at the Chisos Basin Campground. Perry’s vehicle was located at the trailhead for the Lost Mine Trail, the National Parks Service said.

Park Rangers and U.S. Border Patrol Agents searched the trail on Wednesday while the park pilot surveyed the area from above.

On Friday, Big Bend National Park reported on Facebook that Perry had been located after a successful search and rescue operation.

“Our highly skilled team, in collaboration with outside law enforcement, has located and safely rescued the missing hiker. She is currently under medical care and being transported to a hospital in Odessa, Texas,” the park said on Facebook.

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Christian Terry covered digital news in Tyler and Wichita Falls before returning to the Houston area where he grew up. He is passionate about weather and the outdoors and often spends his days off on the water fishing.