WEST GLACIER, MT. (WZZM) - Rangers with the National Park Service are searching for a Hudsonville man missing in Glacier National Park.
Jakson Kreiser, 19, is a first year employee at the park. He was due to arrive at the Lake McDonald Lodge Saturday night. When he didn't appear, a park employee alerted authorities.
Park rangers found Kreiser's vehicle at the Logan Pass Visitor Center Parking Lot. They believe he was planning a day hike from Logan Pass to the Avalanche Lake area.
"Many times hikers may be lost, many times there is a slip or a fall that turned into an injury," says Denise Germann, a spokeswoman for the National Park Service. "There is probably one time a year when someone at this level does not return from an adventure in the park. There are so many things that could happen."
A search team of about 50 people are looking for Kreiser by ground and air. The search began Sunday and is ongoing. Kreiser's parents flew to Montana to assist in the search.
Kreiser is 6'2" with black, short and curly hair, and a black beard. It is believed he is wearing a yellow sweatshirt and khaki pants, and carrying a grey and yellow backpack.
Kreiser's brother in Hudsonville says Jakson has no wilderness survival training. Kreiser has an iPhone, but searchers say it's not sending a signal they can track.
Anyone that may have been in the Logan Pass, Hidden Lake, Floral Park or Avalanche Lake areas over the weekend and may have seen Kreiser, is encouraged to contact park dispatch at (406) 888-7800.