Search ongoing for Irish man missing in Wyoming

Search ongoing for Irish man missing in Wyoming

Teton County Search and Rescue, four local search and rescue dog teams and 40 park rangers are searching for Cian McLaughlin. Picture: Grand Teton National Park

A search operation for a Dublin man last seen on June 8 is continuing since his reported disappearance at the weekend.

Cian McLaughlin, 27, was last seen a week ago on June 8 at 2.30pm in Grand Teton National Park, a little less than a kilometre from the Lupine Meadows Trailhead in the US state of Wyoming.

He was reported missing on Saturday, June 12 after he did not attend work on June 10 in Jackson, Wyoming. 

A major search operation is now underway for the missing man involving 40 park rangers along with local volunteers. 

Four local search and rescue dog teams and Teton County Search and Rescue are also searching for the missing Irish hiker. 

As his route is unknown park rangers along with Teton County Sheriff's Office have issued a public appeal for help finding him. 

According to the Park's website, Mr McLaughlin could have been hiking at the Taggart Lakes , Garnet Canyon, Surprise, Amphitheater or Delta area. 

The Department of Foreign Affairs has said it is providing consular assistance to the man's family. 

Described as being six feet tall of slim build with dark brown, collar-length hair, facial hair and brown eyes. 

He was last seen wearing round sunglasses, a bucket hat, a white short sleeve t-shirt and shorts.

He also has a tattoo on his left forearm.  

His vehicle was discovered by national park rangers on Sunday morning at the Lupine Meadows Trailhead. 

Teton County Search and Rescue, four local search and rescue dog teams and 40 park rangers are searching for the missing man. 

Aerial reconnaissance is supporting the search wit the Civil Air Patrol using infrared technology.  

Anyone with information who may have seen Mr McLaughlin is asked to contact Teton County at 888-653-0009 

Visit http://nps.gov/ISB and "Submit a Tip" or email nps_isb@nps.gov

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