SPRINGDALE, Utah (ABC4 News) – Search and Rescue crews have found a woman alive after she had been missing for 12 days in Zion National Park.
Holly Suzanne Courtier was found within Zion National Park Sunday. Park Rangers say they received a credible tip from a park visitor that they had seen Courtier within the park.
Courtier has reportedly been reunited with her family and has left the park.
The family provided the following statement:
“We are overjoyed that she was found safely today. 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.”
Officials say 38-year-old Courtier was dropped off by a private shuttle bus on October 6 at the Grotto parking area at 1:30 p.m. She was supposed to be picked up later that afternoon around 4:40 p.m. but she did not return.
The search continued for nearly 2 weeks with Zion National Park Rangers along with Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
Multiple members of the public also helped in the search for Courtier.