Hiker missing for more than a week at Big Bend National Park found safe

Christy Perry, 25, safely rescued, taken to a hospital

Search underway for hiker in Big Bend National Park (Big Bend National Park)

BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK, TXUPDATE (3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17): A hiker who was missing for more than a week at Big Bend National Park has been found safe.

In a Facebook post on Friday, the park said Christy Perry, 25, was located and safely rescued by “our highly skilled team, in collaboration with outside law enforcement.”

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She was transported to a hospital in Odessa, the post said.

“We thank all involved parties, including our dedicated search and rescue team, partnering law enforcement agencies, and the local community for their unwavering support throughout the operation. Our primary focus remains the safety and well-being of those who visit and explore Big Bend National Park,” the post added.

Additional information was not immediately released.

ORIGINAL (9:34 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16): Big Bend National Park officials are searching for a hiker last seen on Lost Mine Trail.

Christy Perry, 25, had picked up a rental car in Midland on Nov. 8 and parked at the Lost Mine Trailhead on Nov. 9, according to an Instagram post from Big Bend NPS. Officials said she was a no-show for a camping reservation on Nov. 9.

Perry is described as being 5 feet 2 inches tall, weighs 100 pounds and has brown hair.

The trail has since been closed to allow search teams space to work quickly and efficiently.

Map of the Lost Mine Trail in Big Bend National Park. (Courtesy of Big Bend National Park)

Anyone who was hiking on Lost Mine Trail on Nov. 8 or Nov. 9 and believes they saw Perry is asked to call the tip line at 1-888-653-0009 or email nps_isb@nps.gov.

Tips can also be submitted online.

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