- Joshua McClatchy, a hiker who went missing for six days in the Arkansas wilderness, has been miraculously found alive on Friday.
The 38-year-old Texas native although dehydrated when found is now “doing beautifully,” according to his sister, Miranda Balduf.
- Balduf said that they had last heard from his brother on June 1, when he sent their mother photos of his travels that morning. He texted her again, five hours later, telling her he was lost.
Joshua McClatchy, 38, who went missing for nearly a week after going for a hike at Arkansas’ Buckeye Trail in the Caney Creek Wilderness, has been found alive on Friday.
On Saturday, his sister, Miranda Balduf, shared the emotional moment on Facebook.
“‘We have him.’ These are the most beautiful words I’ve ever heard spoken,” she wrote.
Balduf also thanked Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer as well as everyone who helped search for her brother.
“This terrain is unforgiving, and you all were RELENTLESS in your efforts,” Balduf continued. “It was spectacular seeing headlamps approach from the dark distance, and then seeing Josh’s face as the strongest men and women carried him out.”
She added that “Josh is doing beautifully.”