Posted: Aug 1, 2012 7:38 AM by Dax VanFossen - MTN News
Updated: Aug 1, 2012 7:39 AM
WEST GLACIER- There's still no sign of a 19-year-old hiker Jakson Kreiser, who went missing this past weekend in Glacier National Park after going out on a solo hike.
Kreiser worked as a seasonal employee at Lake McDonald Lodge in the park and Glacier National Park spokesperson Denise Germann says they will not suspend the search until Kreiser is found.
"We're continuing to throw everything we've got at this search and rescue, our crews, our technology, everything we've got at this point. And we'll continue until we find Jakson," she explained,
Park officials took to the air again on Tuesday and the video they brought back shows how dangerous, and steep, the terrain was where Kreiser was hiking. Searchers have a rough idea of where he may be, but so far officials say they have found no signs of Kreiser.
"There's no new information, no new clues, but we're still out there doing everything we can to find Jakson. We are getting assistance through the Flathead County Sheriff's Office, through their search and rescue groups, as well as U.S. Border Patrol," Germann said Tuesday.
The border patrol is using two separate dog teams to try and find Kreiser and 50 people are still combing the areas they can access as continual helicopter flights over the park hope to spot the teen.
"We're using some new technology, some Infrared technology, that's basically looking at heat. So we use that early in the morning, hopefully we can detect something that way," explained Germann.
Kreiser's parents have now made it to the Flathead Valley from Michigan and waiting for any news on their son.