Missing woman found safe in Zion National Park

Elias Hubbard
October 19, 2020

Courtier has been reunited with and has left the park with her family, the news release said.

A hiker who went missing in Utah's Zion National Park earlier this month has been found after a massive search effort, park officials said on Sunday.

Courtier, of Los Angeles, disappeared after a private shuttle dropped her off on October 6 at the Grotto park area inside the 232-square-mile national park.

"We are overjoyed that she was found safe today". Courtier, who had been dropped off for a hike earlier that day, was reported missing October 8, according to the National Park Service. The last, announcing that she's alive, thanked K-9 units from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and Utah Search Dogs Search and Rescue Teams, Grand Canyon National Park Emergency Service Team, as well as the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Grand Canyon National Park Emergency Service Team, Bryce Canyon National Park and Lake Mead National Recreation Area Park Rangers for helping with the search.

Courtier, a 38-year-old mother, has been reunited with her family and has left the park, the park service said.

Holly Suzanne Courtier, an experienced hiker, had been reported missing October 8 after she was dropped off at Zion National Park two days earlier. But officials did not provide information about Courtier's condition or the location where she was found. The NPS said she had been dropped off by a private shuttle at the Grotto parking area of the park. "It's getting down to the final few days of survival without food".

"She was an avid hiker, anytime that she had free time she was out, even in California, hiking", said Kailey Chambers. "This wouldn't have been possible without the network of people who came together", a family statement read.

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