UPDATE: 3:30 p.m. Monday
The 27-year-old missing Jackson man had no backpack and was wearing a tank top when he was last seen around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday hiking toward an unknown destination outbound from the Lupine Meadows Trailhead.
Cian McLaughlin wasn’t reported missing until four days later, after he didn't show up to work. A search in Grand Teton National Park began on Sunday, and continues today with more than 40 park staff, four dog teams plus members of Teton County Search and Rescue.
According to information that came into the park’s tip line, McLaughlin was also wearing shorts, sunglasses and a bucket hat. He’s 6 feet tall, approximately 180 pounds, and speaks with an Irish accent.
Nighttime temperatures at the National Weather Service's station at Jackson Hole Airport have generally reached into the thirties over the past week.
UPDATE: 8:30 a.m. Monday
The first day of a Grand Teton National Park search operation did not locate the 27-year-old Jackson resident who’s been missing since he took off for a hiking trip early last week.
Cian McLaughlin’s vehicle was found at the Lupine Meadows trailhead on Sunday, three days after he failed to show up to work. But ground and aerial searches initiated in probable locations that he may have been hiking did not return any immediate results.
“Aerial reconnaissance and ground search operations were conducted in high probability areas in the park on Sunday, June 13, in search of McLaughlin with no evidence or leads about his whereabouts,” park officials reported in a news release. “Search operations will continue early Monday morning.”
The park has changed the tip line for hikers and park visitors who may have seen McLaughlin. Phone or text in any tips to the National Park Service Investigative Services Branch at 888-653-0009. Information can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or submitted online at nps.gov/ISB.
McLaughlin is thin and fit at 6 feet tall and 180 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.
He did not leave information about his hiking destination, and therefore anyone who has been traveling in the Teton backcountry since Tuesday may have seen McLaughlin.
His likely hiking destinations may include Garnet Canyon or the Surprise, Amphitheater, Delta or Taggart lakes areas.
Grand Teton National Park rangers are asking the public for help finding a missing hiker.
Cian McLaughlin, 27, was last seen in Jackson at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, according to park officials, who sent out a missing person’s alert Sunday afternoon.
McLaughlin’s vehicle was found parked at Lupine Meadows Trailhead in the park. Although his route is unknown, he could be hiking in the Garnet Canyon area or the Surprise, Amphitheater, Delta or Taggart lakes areas.
Park officials described him as thin and fit at 6 feet tall and 180 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.
McLaughlin is from Dublin, Ireland, but lives in Jackson, according to his Facebook profile.