60-year-old hiker missing in Olympic National Park

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Posted: Dec 26, 2014 8:57 PM

PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — Teams plan to resume searching Saturday for a 60-year-old man missing in Washington's Olympic National Park.

Jim Griffin went for a hike Monday on the Olympic Hot Springs Trail. His friends reported him missing Wednesday night after he failed to show up at a Christmas Eve dinner.

The National Park Service said three searchers spent that night looking for him, and two two-person teams looked for him on Thursday. In the afternoon, they found his day pack 50 feet off the trail, just half a mile from the trailhead.

Searchers from Olympic National Park, Olympic Mountain Rescue and three dog teams found no further sign of him on Friday. They planned to resume at 7 a.m. Saturday.

Officials said Griffin frequently takes day hikes to the Olympic Hot Springs.

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Information from: Peninsula Daily News, http://www.peninsuladailynews.com