Search For Glacier Employee Continues

Hiker, 27, missing since Sunday

Sep 1, 2011
Outside Magazine

A major search is underway in Montana's Glacier National Park for a seasonal employee who went missing after setting out for a day hike on Sunday. Jacob Rigby, 27, a seasonal park employee working as a member of the park's exotic plant team, failed to arrive for work Monday morning, worrying his supervisor. Park rangers later located his vehicle at the Fielding Trailhead in the southern end of the park. Officials have described Rigby as "an avid and skilled hiker" who is familiar with the park and "has excellent scouting capabilities and enjoys hiking off trail." The search operation now includes 50 people, a dog team, and helicopters. Park officials believe Rigby was hiking an "extreme mountain traverse with challenging terrain." Anyone who might have seen Rigby is encouraged to contact park dispatch.


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