Hiker rescued at Big Bend Ranch State Park

Hiker rescued at Big Bend Ranch State Park
Photo of authorities assisting injured hiker (Source: United States Border Patrol)
Photo of authorities assisting injured hiker (Source: United States Border Patrol)
Photo of authorities assisting injured hiker (Source: United States Border Patrol)

PRESIDIO COUNTY, TX (KWES) - A 67-year-old female is recovering after being stuck in a canyon at Big Bend Ranch State Park for almost 24 hours.

On Thursday, a Border Patrol Agent, patrolling along the river east of Presidio, was notified by a concerned citizen about an injured hiker in "Closed Canyon" inside Big Bend Ranch State Park.

We're told due to rugged terrain and high-angle bluffs, the agent called for additional assistance to get the hiker out of the canyon.

Several departments including the AMO Alpine Air and Marine Unit responded, along with Presidio County Sheriff's Office deputies and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

We're told the woman had to spend the night in the canyon due to having an injured ankle.

The woman was stabilized and able to walk out of the canyon with assistance.

The woman's name wasn't released.

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