A hunter went missing after intense rainfall caused him to get turned around in Lake Fannin Unit’s public hunting area on Saturday, leading him to hunker down in a shack-type shelter overnight.
According to Fannin County Emergency management, Fannin County Sheriffs Office was made aware of a missing hunter that was within the Caddo National Grasslands – Lake Fannin. A 53-year-old man and his friend were last together at about 9:30 a.m. on Saturday and hadn’t seen one another since then.
Fannin County Sheriff’s Office immediately began investigating. Fannin County Emergency Management was notified to activate search and rescue resources.
“(Sunday) morning the friend of the missing hunter was walking an area near the lake when he spotted his missing friend,” said Fannin County Emergency Management. “The missing hunter spent the night in a shack-type shelter within the public hunting area of the Lake Fannin Unit.”
According to the hunter, he got turned around during the intense rain that occurred on Saturday.
“The hunter is ok and is glad to be reunited with his friend.”
Agencies and organizations responding to this incident included: Fannin County Sheriff’s Office, Office of Emergency Management, FC Search and Rescue, Texas Game Wardens, US Forest Service Law Enforcement, Texas Department of Corrections K-9/Mounted Division, Lone Star Search and Rescue K-9, and Texas Department of Public Safety.