DALLAS (AP) — Cathy Frye could go on no longer.
She and her husband, Rick McFarland, decided that he would set out in Texas’ remote Big Bend Ranch State Park to find help, leaving her behind. For two more days, she waited it out, using a small tree for shade.
McFarland was able to find his car, drive to a ranger’s station and help launch a search-and-rescue operation that found Frye on Sunday. She remained hospitalized two days later, but in good spirits as she recovered from severe dehydration.