Search operations continue today for 27-year-old Cian McLaughlin missing in Grand Teton National Park. Rangers received additional tips yesterday about potential sightings of McLaughlin on the switchbacks below the Garnet Canyon/Surprise Lake junction and in the vicinity of Delta Lake last Tuesday.
Because McLaughlin’s plans were undeclared, anyone who has been traveling in the Teton backcountry since Tuesday, may have seen him and are encouraged to contact the National Park Service.
Tuesday’s search included over forty park staff conducting ground search efforts in high probability areas of the backcountry. Five search and rescue dog teams, members of Teton County Search and Rescue, and the Teton Interagency Helicopter have also been involved. In addition, the Civil Air Patrol flew a search this morning using Forward Looking Infrared, a thermographic camera that senses infrared radiation.
McLaughlin was last seen wearing a white short-sleeve shirt and a red watch, and it is believed he was wearing shorts, a bucket hat, and round sunglasses. McLaughlin also has a noticeable forearm tattoo on his left arm.