Staff ReportNewsWest 9
BIG SPRING - A DPS chopper took to the skies on Tuesday evening in Howard County.
Sheriff Stan Parker tells NewsWest 9, a state hospital patient walked away from Scenic Mountain Medical Center around 4:30 p.m.
Because of the scorching temperatures, authorities asked for the DPS chopper to try and track down the man as quickly as possible.
He was found around 7:45 p.m. Tuesday night, about 300 yards north of the hospital.
No word on his condition.