Search for missing hiker focuses near Bradley-Taggart lakes

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Information from a local resident as to the missing hiker Cian McLaughlin has rangers in Grand Teton National Park searching near Bradley and Taggart lakes for the man missing since June 8th.

A Jackson resident said they saw McLaughlin on Tuesday, June 8, in the late afternoon on the trail on the south side of the Bradley-Taggart moraine headed south towards Taggart Lake.

As a result of this new information, the park has made additional search efforts around Bradley Lake and Taggart Lake. Park staff also searched the Phelps Lake area, which McLaughlin reportedly likes to visit. No evidence or clues of McLaughlin’s whereabouts were identified.

As McLaughlin’s plans were unknown, anyone who has been traveling in the Teton backcountry since Tuesday, June 8, may have seen him. Anyone with information regarding McLaughlin’s whereabouts is urged to contact the National Park Service Investigative Services Branch:

Call or text the tip line: 888-653-0009

Onlinewww.nps.gov/ISB and click “Submit a Tip”

Emailnps_isb@nps.gov

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