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December 29, 2014 at 9:48 AM

Search for Olympic National Park hiker suspended

The Associated Press

PORT ANGELES — Rangers and others are still keeping an eye out, but the search for a missing hiker in Olympic National Park was suspended.

A park spokeswoman, Jacilee Wray, says there was nothing more to do after Sunday’s search turned up no additional signs of Jim Griffin.

The 60-year-old Port Angeles man went for a day hike Dec. 22 to Olympic Hot Springs and was reported missing Wednesday night by his friends when he failed to show up at a Christmas Eve dinner.

His pack was found Christmas Day about 50 feet off the trail.

Over the weekend nearly two-dozen searchers completed an intensive grid search within 500 feet of the pack and a wider search of the area, which is steep with heavy brush and downed trees.

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