Update: (Sept. 8, 10:20 a.m.)
Officials with the Randall County Fire Department released updated information on the rescue Wednesday rescue efforts on the Lighthouse Trail at Palo Duro Canyon State Park.
According to officials, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Randall County Fire Department, and Canyon Fire Department responded to the Lighthouse Trail area on a call about a hiker who had collapsed. The hiker, an unidentified man, died at the scene and an autopsy has been ordered.
Update (6:10 p.m.)
Officials with the Randall County Fire Department said the incident is on the Lighthouse Trail near the Capital Peak area. Officials said the trail is closed.
RANDALL COUNTY, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Officials with the Randall County Fire Department released information on a rescue that is occurring Wednesday afternoon at Palo Duro Canyon State Park.
According to a post on the Randall County Fire Department’s Twitter account, the department, along with officials from the Canyon Fire Department and officials from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are on a technical rescue call on the Rock Garden Trail at Palo Duro Canyon State Park.
“At this time, the trail is closed to visitors while operations take place,” the tweet read.
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