Holly Suzanne Courtier, missing Zion Hiker Found Safe

UPDATE: 10/19/2020 12:50PM

According to CBS News, Early in her trip into Zion, she injured her head on a tree. She was very disoriented as a result and thankfully ended up near a water source – a river bed,” Chambers said in a statement. “She thought her best chance of survival was to stay next to a water source.”

She was too weak and disoriented to actively seek out help. She was without food the entire time in Zion,” Chambers said. “She was unable to take more than a step or two without collapsing. This prevented her from being able to seek out help. She told me she was so dehydrated she couldn’t open her mouth.”


SPRINGDALE, Utah According to ABC4 News' Mercy Owusu– Search and Rescue crews have found a woman alive after she had been missing for 12 days in Zion National Park.UPDATE: New images of woman missing for several days at 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.Click here to download the ABC4 Utah News app for the first alerts on your phone. Sign up for the ABC4 Utah breaking news and daily newsletters.

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