Missing Reporter Stable After Rescue From Texas Park

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — As her husband went for help, Cathy Frye lay on the ground of a remote Texas state park, hiding from the sun under a small tree.

She was alone for two days until someone on high ground spotted her.

Frye, an award-winning reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Little Rock, remained in an El Paso hospital Monday, one day after she was airlifted by helicopter to safety. Her husband, Democrat-Gazette photographer Rick McFarland, who had left his wife behind at her request, used his camera to eventually locate his car and drive for help.

He shared the good news with friends in a text message that read in part: “I’ve not seen her yet, but overjoyed is nowhere near how I feel.”

Rescuers found Frye, the 43-year-old mother of two children, in a dry creek known as an arroyo. She had taken off her clothes, was severely…

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