State Hospital Patient Walks Away from Medical Center in Big Spring

Staff Report
NewsWest 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.