Body of Montana Hiker Reportedly Attacked by Grizzly Found
The search for a missing hiker south of Livingston has come to an end after crews discovered a body on Friday.
The Park County Sheriff's Office reported that search & rescue crews discovered the body of a missing hiker on Friday. Crews had spent the last couple of days searching for the overdue hiker in the Six Mile Creek area near Emigrant Peak in Paradise Valley.
Search & Rescue used ground teams and helicopters in the area in an attempt to locate the missing hiker. Thermal imaging technology was used by crews on Thursday night, and crews continued to search for the missing hiker early Friday morning.
The Park County Sheriff's Office released an update on the search Friday afternoon and said that crews had located the body of the missing hiker. The PCSO said it appeared that the hiker had an encounter with a grizzly bear, and unfortunately did not survive.
The full identity of the missing hiker has not yet been released, but the Park County Sheriff's Office referred to the hiker as "Craig." The incident is still under investigation and crews are working to return the body of the missing hiker to his family.
Our thoughts and prayer go out to family, friends, and everyone affected by this tragedy. The Park County Sheriff's Office wants to thank everyone who has reached out and offered assistance.
This is a developing story and more information will be added as it becomes available.