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Rangers find body of missing worker in Grand Teton National Park

UPDATE Sept. 5, 2016 10:30p: Rangers have located the body of Rene Dreiling. They said his body was found on the north side of Mount Owen, on a rocky cliff band beneath steep snow fields.

The body was located at approximately 7 p.m. Sunday during an aerial reconnaissance flight, they reported. Rangers will attempt to recover the body Monday if weather conditions allow, they said.

About 100 people helped in searching for Rene.

He was last seen on Aug. 31 and was reported missing Friday when he didn’t show up for work at Colter Bay.

Rene had discussed plans to climb Table Mountain and several peaks in Hanging Canyon prior to departing on his trip, they said.

ORIGINAL STORY: Rangers in Grand Teton National Park (GTNP) are asking for help finding Rene Dreiling.

Dreiling is a 21-year-old male. He is 5’1″ tall, weighs 106 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He may also have an orange and gray backpack.

He was last seen at the Jenny Lake Lodge at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

He had planned to hike or climb in the Teton Range. His exact plans are unclear; he may have tried to climb to Table Mountain from Cascade Canyon. Various alternate objectives include Hanging Canyon, the Jaw, Mount St. John, or some other location in the range.

Dreiling is known to be spontaneous in the mountains and change plans frequently.

Rangers did aerial searches Friday evening and are working to refine the search area. Additional aerial and ground search efforts will take place Saturday if he is not found Friday night.

If anyone has seen Dreiling call Teton Interagency Dispatch at 307-739-3301

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