The search for missing Irishman Cian McLaughlin has been curtailed after an extensive operation in a US national park.
The 27-year-old was last seen on a hiking trail in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, at 3.45 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8.
Dublin was reported missing Sunday morning by the Teton County Sheriff’s Office after they received a missing person report late Saturday night after he failed to show up for work on Thursday.
Then park rangers found his car early Sunday morning in Lubben Meadows Trailhead.
In a statement yesterday, Grand Teton National Park said that after days of extensive ground and air searches, the operation would turn into a “continuous, but limited, situation.”
She said new evidence will continue to be investigated as they come in and park staff will continue to control outlying areas and look for signs of his whereabouts.
“Over the past six days, up to 70 park employees per day have conducted searches in the Teton backcountry,” the statement read.
“These operations involved many search and rescue dog teams.
“More than 45 helicopter search missions have been conducted. The park used RECCO air rescue technology from Teton County Search and Rescue, which helps in search and rescue accidents that sends a signal that is reflected off RECCO chips, clothing, and sometimes cell phones.
The investigation team spoke with more than 140 people with advice and information about McLaughlin.
“The last reported sighting of a man who fit McLaughlin’s description was on the Garnet Canyon Trail, a short distance over the Garnet Canyon/Surprise Lake intersection around 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8.”
The search for 27-year-old Sian McLaughlin, missing, continued for 10 days.
After days of intense efforts, the hunt for McLaughlin will turn his tactics into a continuous but limited situation. New clues will be investigated as they emerge.
– Grand Teton National Park (GrandTetonNPS) June 19, 2021
Grand Teton National Park is a popular hiking spot in Wyoming that is 70 km long, 40 km wide and threatening over 300,000 acres of mountains, lakes, and rivers.
Anyone with information regarding Mr. McLaughlin’s whereabouts is requested to contact the National Park Service’s Investigative Services Branch.
This can be done by calling or texting the guideline at 888-653-0009, clicking Submit Advice online at www.nps.gov/ISB or by sending an email to [email protected]
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