Officials said on Sunday that a 38-year-old California woman was found alive inside Utah’s Zion National Park after she had been missing for almost two weeks.
Holly Suzanne Courtier, of Los Angeles, was spotted within the park by a visitor who alerted park rangers, NBC News is reporting. Search and Rescue was able to locate the missing woman.
The woman was reunited with her family after being located. The National Park Service did not provide any other details about how she survived or where she was found.
“We are overjoyed that she was found safely today,” her family said in a statement. “We would like to thank the rangers and search teams who relentlessly looked for her day and night and never gave up hope. We are also so grateful to the countless volunteers who were generous with their time, resources, and support. This wouldn’t have been possible without the network of people who came together.”
A private shuttle dropped Courtier off on October 6 at the Grotto parking area inside the 232-square-mile national park. She was scheduled to be picked up later that day but did not show up, the National Park Service said.
Her daughter told KTLA that she is an avid hiker who had been to the park several times before.