Wyoming Highway Patrol Troopers issued a news release Monday afternoon detailing a case of a missing 19-year-old female who was located in the Bighorn Mountains. Troopers located the female on a Forest Service road, after she had been missing since November 15th. On November 16th, Highway Patrol officials issued an ATL, or attempt to locate on her vehicle. She had been traveling from South Dakota to Powell but did not arrive. The woman was apparently using her GPS which lead her astray. Troopers from Sheridan and Lovell began searching the US14A and US 14 areas.
Troopers received word that a text message from the teen had been received and that she was located on Forest Service Road 180. Her vehicle was stuck in the snow 12 miles from the highway, however she was not in the vehicle. Following her footprints, the trooper was able to find the teen cold and afraid a short distance down the road. She was sent to Sheridan Memorial Hospital, treated, and then released with no injuries. She told troopers that she had became stuck around 8:30 pm the night before, and stayed in the vehicle to keep warm. Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers are reminding folks that GPS may be handy, but carrying a map is also a good idea. Advising folks of your destination and where you are is also helpful. Information in this report is courtesy a press release from the Wyoming Highway Patrol.