PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. — A St. Louis woman has been found safe after going missing near Seattle. The Puyallup Police Department tells KIRO-TV that Lacy Endicott, 24, was discovered by search crews at around 10:30pm Monday. She was stuck in a ravine and they had a difficult time getting her out. It is not clear what her injuries may be from her day and a half in the wilderness.
Lacy went on a hike by herself at around 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the Mount Rainier area. She told her mother that she would be back by 7:30 p.m. and never returned.
Puyallup police, the National Park Service, and Pierce County Search and Rescue were all conducting a search for her. They found her vehicle near a lake inside Mount Rainier National Park.
Endicott and her mother were taking a vacation together before she started graduate school. She was the head swim coach at the Mid-County YMCA in Brentwood. She left the position last week to pursue an advanced degree at Washington University.
The missing persons report says that she was wearing her red YMCA jacket when she went missing.