Missing Hiker Found, Dead

By on September 5, 2016

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Grand Teton National Park Rangers are fairly certain they have located the body of a man missing since Wednesday. Rangers made the discovery Sunday night of a body meeting Rene Dreiling’s description on the north side of Mount Owen on a rocky cliff band beneath steep snowfields during an aerial reconnaissance flight.

An attempt to recover the body will be made today, weather permitting.

Grand Teton National Park Superintendent David Vela said, “We extend our thoughts and prayers to Rene’s family, and to Grand Teton Lodge Company.”

Dreiling, a 21-year-old male from Denver, Colorado, and a summer employee of Grand Teton Lodge Company, was reported missing Friday, September 2 when he did not show up for his scheduled work shift at Colter Bay. He was reportedly last seen by hikers last Wednesday.

Park spokesperson Denise Germann estimated about 100 people took part in the search for Dreiling.

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