A Texas doctor and mother of five who vanished while hiking the Grand Canyon has been found dead, authorities said.
Sarah Beadle, 38, was on a 10-mile hike with two children, ages 10 and 11, when of the kids began feeling dizzy from heat exhaustion.
The emergency room physician left the children in a safe spot and went off to get water and help, her husband, Scott, wrote in a Facebook post Wednesday.
“Somewhere along the trail, she made a wrong turn and got lost. The park rangers suspect she died of heat exhaustion,” Scott Beadle wrote.
The mother had been missing for about 24 hours when her body was found. She had been walking the trail with her daughter, Laura, and her nephew, Evan.
The group had run out of water when Laura began feeling ill, the husband said.
The children were later found by other hikers, who gave them water and walked them to the next campground, authorities said.
The Beadles were avid fans of the outdoors. The mother’s Facebook page features a photo of her tandem skydiving.
She worked at Baylor Emergency Medical Center in Keller.
“Our hearts and prayers go out to Dr. Sarah Beadle and her family,” hospital administrators said in a statement Wednesday.
An official cause of death has not yet been released by the National Park Service.
An investigation is being conducted by the service and the Coconino County Medical Examiner’s office.
“Sarah loved traveling with her family and sharing so many wonderful experiences with all of us,” her husband wrote. “I thank you all for your continued prayers and support.”