Missing Hiker EPISD Student
Student Lost in Mountains With Dad
NewsChannel Nine confirmed 15 year old Austin Fritz is a student at Maxine L. Silva Magnet High School in El Paso.
Austin and his father, Robert Fritz, disappeared after taking a hiking trip to the Gila Cliff Dwellings last week.
Rescue crews are currently searching the father and son in the Gila wilderness.
Fifty five year old Robert Fritz and his son Austin left for a hiking trip last Monday and were supposed to return Friday or Saturday.
New Mexico State Police say both are experienced hikers but were not prepared for the severe change in weather.
About six search and rescue teams are looking for the pair and more are expected to join in the effort today.