The Washington Post
‘Hundreds of miracles’ led to rescue, man says
A Texas man who was found after he went missing for about a week while hiking alone in a remote area of Arkansas said his rescue was the result of “hundreds of miracles.”
Joshua McClatchy told WFAATV in Dallas on Saturday that he wouldn’t be alive without the efforts of search and rescue teams that looked for him after he was reported missing June 1. He also thanked his faith.
“It’s not just one miracle, it’s hundreds of miracles,” McClatchy said of his rescue Friday.
McClatchy, of Fort Worth, said he’s not ready to talk about what he went through but described the first sips of water he took after being rescued as “so refreshing.”
“Finally, I want to thank anyone who has ushered kind thoughts, love and prayers from around the world. It is overwhelming, and it means so much to me,” he said.
McClatchy, 38, got lost while hiking in the Caney Creek Wilderness near Mena, Ark.
McClatchy was taken to a hospital for evaluation. His condition Sunday was not immediately known.