A Texas man who was reported missing on December 22 has been found alive in Grand Canyon National Park, two weeks after he went missing according to the National Park Service.
Martin Edward O’Connor, 58, was located by park rangers and evacuated from the inner canyon via helicopter, according to a National Park Service press release. He is undergoing a medical evaluation and is in stable condition, NPS spokeswoman Lily Daniels told CNN.
O’Connor, from La Porte, Texas, was reported missing after he was last seen at the Yavapai Lodge on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. He was believed to be traveling alone and stayed at the lodge from December 17 to 22, according to park officials. It is unclear what happened during the two weeks O’Connor was missing.
Hikers reported seeing O’Connor along the New Hance Trail where he was located, according to the release. That trail leads down the canyon to the Colorado River and is recommended only for experienced hikers, according to NPS.