GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, Montana (WZZM) - Park Rangers have recovered the body of a missing Hudsonville hiker, missing since late July.
Thursday afternoon hikers notified park personnel that they found evidence believed to be related to the search for Jakson Kreiser. The hikers found human remains in an area southwest of Hidden Lake. Park rangers and a Flathead County Coroner traveled to the site and the coroner confirmed that the deceased body was Kreiser. The body was recovered and an autopsy will be performed to determine cause of death.
The search for Kreiser began July 29 after he was reported missing when he failed to return following a hike on July 28. Glacier National Park employees, with assistance from multiple agencies and volunteers conducted an extensive ground and aerial search for eight days before scaling back efforts.
The search area was focused between Hidden Lake and Avalanche Lake, and in the Floral Park area. This area includes some treacherous country filled with rock cliffs, water falls, wet and slippery rocks and boulders, and dense vegetation.
Kreiser, 19, was a seasonal employee with Glacier Park at Lake McDonald Lodge. This was his first year working in the area.