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Search for man missing in Grand Teton National Park continues

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - UPDATE 6/14/21: Grand Teton rangers received updated information from the tip line monday morning about missing 27-year-old Cian McLaughlin.

McLaughlin was last seen around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8, approximately a half mile from the Lupine Meadows Trailhead, hiking to an unknown destination.

McLaughlin was last seen wearing a cutoff tank top and shorts (unknown color), a bucket hat and round sunglasses. He was not wearing a backpack. McLaughlin is described as six feet tall and 180 pounds. He has brown, collar length hair and brown eyes. He is said to be thin and has an Irish accent.

Search operations continue in Grand Teton for the second day. More than 40 park staff are conducting ground search efforts in the backcountry. Four local search and rescue dog teams and members of Teton County Search and Rescue are also involved. In addition, aerial reconnaissance operations are taking place.

As McLaughlin’s destination is unclear, anyone who has been traveling in the Teton backcountry since Tuesday, June 8, may have seen him.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts should contact the National Park Service Investigative Services Branch:

  • Call or text the tip line: 888-653-0009
  • Online: and click “Submit a Tip”
  • Email:

ORIGINAL: Rangers are asking for help in finding a missing man in Grand Teton National Park.

Cian McLaughlin, 27, was last seen on Tuesday, June 8 at 2 p.m. in Jackson, Wyoming. He is 6 feet tall, 180 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He is also described as being thin and fit with an Irish accent.

Officials aren’t sure what he was wearing or whether he had any medical conditions

His vehicle was located at the Lupine Meadows Trailhead inside the park. His planned route is unknown. He could be hiking in the Garnet, Surprise, Amphitheater, Delta, or Taggart Lakes area.

If you’ve seen him or know where he might be, contact Teton Interagency Dispatch Center at (307) 739-3301.

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