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Hiker, Jon Francis, 24, Still Missing after Six Days around Grand Mogul peak

Searches continue for Jon Francis who has been missing since Saturday. An aerial Jon Francis 2search using infrared and sensor technology is underway for the missing hiker in the Grand Mogul peak area.

A helicopter and small plane sweeping the Grand Mogul peak using infrared and sensor technology.

Early Friday afternoon several aircraft did show up to circle Grand Mogul peak in hopes of spotting anything unusual from the air.

A military helicopter spent several hours near the mountain and also near Redfish Lake Lodge. (KTVB)

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The 24-year-old Francis told co-workers at a Bible camp near Ketchum that he planned to go for a hike up Grand Mogul in the Sawtooth Mountains on Saturday. Jon francis

But Francis didn’t return when he said he would, and authorities started aerial and ground searches for him.

Police say Francis’ car was found in a parking area, where he boarded a shuttle to the spot where he began his hike. But no one has reported seeing him since.

Authorities said in a statement released Wednesday that they determined Francis reached the summit on Saturday, but human and dog search teams found no sign of him on two descents from the top of Grand Mogul (KSTP)

Ground Search for Missing Hiker Considered Too Dangerous

Veteran mountain rescue volunteer George Gunn of the Idaho Mountain Search & Rescue says there’s good reason for that: it’s just too dangerous.

“The top up here is where he was, and you can see there’s very little timber. It’s very steep sided,” said Gunn, pointing to a photo of the summit of Grand Mogul in the Sawtooth Mountains.

The terrain is so steep, Gunn says it is easy to fall.

Since rescuers couldn’t find Francis on the formal trail, Gunn says it’s likely the 24-year-old may have fallen or gone off the beaten path– factors that widen the search area significantly and make working conditions for rescuers several times more unpredictable and dangerous. (KBCI)

July 21st, 2006 at 11:14pm Posted by | Missing, Missing Adult, Search and Rescue | no comments

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