The weeklong search in a rugged section of Glacier National Park in Montana for a hiker originally from McHenry County ended Friday afternoon when his body was spotted on a mountain at the southern end of the park.
An initial investigation indicated that Jacob “Jake” Rigby, 27, may have fallen approximately 800 feet on the north side of the extremely steep mountain, known as “8888,” according to a release from the park.
Search personnel found his body at approximately 2 p.m. Friday.
Rigby’s body was spotted by helicopter personnel during an aerial search of the high-probability area between Ole Creek and Park Creek Drainages, the release said.
Incident managers on Friday were determining a plan to safely recover the body.
The extensive search effort began Monday, after Rigby was overdue from a personal day hike in the park on Sunday.