NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Two Ohio women who were reported missing in New Mexico have been found, according to the Truth or Consequences Police Department and the Sierra County Sheriff. They said Robyn Renee and Tracie Shoe were safely located in Catron County, New Mexico, and reunited with family in Truth or Consequences.

According to the women’s families, the two were vacationing at the Riverbend Hot Springs. After checking out from their hotel Tuesday at 11 a.m., they were supposed to head toward Phoenix Airport to fly home on Wednesday. Officials said, when the women didn’t arrive on their flight and after not being heard from for 24 hours, they were reported missing.

Sierra County Sheriff Joshua Baker said reports of the women missing came late Tuesday night. The following day, surveillance video from the Riverbend Hot Springs Resort and Spa in Truth or Consequences showed the two women checking out of their rooms Tuesday morning around 11.

The following evening, the sheriff reported one of the women’s cell phones pinged at a location in the Gila National Forest. With several law enforcement agencies assisting in the search, including the Catron County’s Sheriff’s Office, deputies were sent out early Thursday morning near Snow Lake.

“It was located. They were stuck in the mud, and they stayed in the vehicle when the Catron County deputies were able to pick them up,” said Sheriff Baker.

Around 11 a.m. Thursday, deputies located the two women in their rental vehicle, a white Toyota Sedan.

“It’s great news. I think it’s great to think anytime that we recover any missing persons but to track them through Ohio into New Mexico and into the Gila National Forest and have a successful outcome is a great ending,” said Sheriff Baker.

The days-long search and hours of waiting quickly turned emotional after family members from Ohio flew to New Mexico following their disappearance. Those members waited for the two women to be transported back to Truth or Consequences from Snow Lake.

While the family declined to go on camera, one of the family members told KRQE it’s been a whirlwind of emotions, and they are grateful to all those who assisted in the rescue.