A SEARCH is underway for a young Irishman who has gone missing on a hiking trail in the US State of Wyoming.
Cian McLaughlin, 27, was reported missing on 12 June after he failed to show up for work in Jackson, Wyoming on 10 June.
He was last seen around 2.30pm on Tuesday, 8 June, near the Lupine Meadows Trailhead in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, United States.
Rangers received updated info about missing 27-year-old, Cian McLaughlin. McLaughlin was last seen around 2:30 pm on Tues, June 8, approx a half mile from the Lupine Meadows Trailhead, hiking to an unknown destination. See flyer for updated details.
Info: https://t.co/NYMqsRBB3E pic.twitter.com/t8V71kCCvp
— Grand Teton National Park (@GrandTetonNPS) June 14, 2021
A search of the area located Cian's car at the Lupine Meadows Trailhead on Sunday, 13 June, and while aerial and ground search operations have been underway since then with over 40 park staff involved, there has been no further sightings of the Dubliner.
While the 27-year-old is understood to have been hiking in the National Park, it is unclear which direction he may have been heading, and searches are being carried out in the Garnet Canyon, Surprise, Amphitheater, Delta or Taggart Lakes area, the Teton Park appeal states.
Updated photo of missing person Cian McLaughlin, last seen Jun 8 @ 2:30pm, approx a half mile from Lupine Meadows Trailhead. If you have info regarding his whereabouts, contact NPS ISB:
Call or text 888-653-0009
Visit https://t.co/lJ4izubuSi & "Submit a Tip"
Email [email protected] pic.twitter.com/P498kS5CpB
— Grand Teton National Park (@GrandTetonNPS) June 15, 2021
According to reports, Cian is described as having an Irish accent, weighing 81kg with long brown hair, brown eyes and a slim build with a height of 1.82m.
He was last seen wearing a tank top, shorts, a wide brim hat and round sunglasses. He is believed not to have been carrying a backpack.
The Park have issued a public appeal to help in the search for Cian, and have asked anyone with information to call 888-653-0009, email [email protected] or visit the website here.
The Irish Department of Foreign Affairs have issued a statement saying they are aware of the missing person's case and are providing assistance to Cian's family, RTÉ News reports.