DENVER – An American Purple Cross employee from Lakewood has been lacking in Houston for greater than 24 hours amid the continued search and rescue efforts occurring in flooded-out southeast Texas.
Corey Hixson was unaccounted for after going out for the day Monday morning, however hasn’t been seen since later that day, Purple Cross spokesman Invoice Fortune tells Denver7.
Fb posts from Hixson present he was in Houston on Sunday and Monday, and he final posted to Fb at 7:32 p.m. native time on Monday.
Fortune tells Denver7 that Hixson drives an emergency response car, and that he didn’t signal out final night time or signal again on this morning.
The Pink Cross has notified native regulation enforcement and the native Purple Cross staff answerable for accounting for all of the volunteers, and stated there have been groups actively looking for Hixson.
Fortune stated the Purple Cross was “involved” about Hixson being unaccounted for, however that the group isn’t positive how involved it ought to be in the intervening time.
Hixson’s brother, Matthew Hixson, tells Denver7 that it’s in contrast to his brother to be gone for an prolonged interval with out speaking, and says he’s educated in survival strategies.
“He’s fairly devoted. I do know he was there coaching regularly. What the coaching is for, I couldn’t inform you, however he was working in catastrophe response,” Matthew stated.
“He’s very dependable. He’s educated in survival expertise he’s discovered all through the years,” Matthew continued. “He volunteers with a number of organizations not associated to survival or catastrophe, however he’s the sort of man who places himself on the market on a regular basis.”
The Pink Cross stated it didn’t have additional info to launch about Hixson’s disappearance Tuesday night time.