Crews search for missing teen in Grand Teton National Park


MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Rangers are looking for a teenager who went missing while working on a conservation project in Grand Teton National Park.

Park officials say 16-year-old Fauna Jackson, from Cincinnati, is part of a youth volunteer conservation corps called Groundwork USA. She was in Grand Teton this week helping to reroute a trail in the Triangle X Ranch area.

Co-workers say she took a break while working on the trail and hasn’t been seen since. Searchers are using dogs and helicopters to look for her, and the Wyoming Civil Air Patrol is planning to help in the search with aerial patrols overnight. The patrols will use infrared imaging to detect sources of heat on the ground.

Additional crews are set to arrive early Friday morning to help search for the teen.

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