Search continues for missing Indiana hiker

WLFI File Photo
WLFI File Photo

CHESTERTON, Ind. (AP) — The mother of a northern Indiana doctor says authorities in Colorado are searching for the man after he disappeared on a hiking trip with three friends near Vail.

Arlene McGrogan of Chesterton told The Munster Times that Dr. James McGrogan recently returned to northern Indiana to work in the emergency department of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka, just east of South Bend.

Crews including two helicopters have been searching for McGrogan. The 39-year-old Chesterton native became separated from his group and hasn’t been seen since Friday afternoon.

Fellow hikers said McGrogan decided to continue ahead of his friends during a break on a hut trip to the Eiseman Hut, north of Vail. McGrogan had a large pack with food, water, medical supplies, a GPS and other tools. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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