A couple from Arkansas was forced from their camping spot in Big Bend National Park by a park ranger. They were told there was a state park nearby and he gave them what turned out to be a very poor map of the park and the couple got lost and nearly died before they found a spring.
The couple, Ricky Lee McFarland, 58 and Cathy Frye, 43, moved to Big Bend Ranch State Park as it was suggested to them. Parks department spokesman Mike Cox said, “It’s a bigger park and it’s a more rugged park. The map they received was small-scale. They needed one with more detail.”