Stuck in Florida wetlands, woman is rescued by helicopter

Estero Bay Preserve State Park
Posted at 3:57 PM, Apr 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-24 15:57:35-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say they rescued a woman by helicopter after she was stuck in the vast marshland of a Florida state park.

Various agencies were deployed to the 11,000-acre Estero Bay Preserve State Park on the Gulf Coast south of Fort Myers.

The Iona McGregor Fire District says the woman was hiking with her husband Friday, but the man had gotten tired and had decided to return while she kept going and got lost.

After hours of searching, the woman was found in one of the deepest, marshiest areas of the preserve and taken by helicopter to a hospital.