Elderly Arizona Woman Missing After Getting Lost in Mojave Desert During Heatwave

July 17, 2019Jul 17, 2019

An elderly woman has gone missing. Now, authorities are racing against the clock to find her.

According to reports, Barbara Thomas, of Bullhead City, Ariz., was last seen Friday hiking with her husband, Robert, in the desert about 20 miles north of Interstate 40, east of Kelbaker Road, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

The search comes during an awful time. A massive heatwave is currently hitting the area. Barbara was said to have only been wearing a bathing suit when she disappeared. She had no food, water, or supplies with her.

"Temperatures in the area climbed to more than 100 degrees over the weekend, with the high reaching 104 on Sunday. The forecast calls for temperatures to top the triple-digit mark during the week, too," reported Fox.

At this time, search and rescue members, including sheriff's deputies, K9's, park rangers, and a helicopter have been deployed in the Mojave Desert as part of the team looking for her. There have been no reported sightings or signs of her since she went missing.

Thomas is described as 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 130 pounds with blonde hair and green eyes.

Anyone with information regarding Barbara's whereabouts is urged to contact the Colorado River Station at 760-326-9200 or Sheriff's Dispatch at 760-956-5001.

Please join us in prayer as the search continues! Also, make sure to always be prepared when venturing out into remote areas.

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