Search for Olympic National Park hiker suspended

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Missing hiker Jim Griffin, 60, of Port Angeles. (Photo released by National Park Service)

PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — 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 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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