Search continues for missing hiker James McGrogan near Vail; Indiana man last spotted by Eiseman Hut

EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. - Search and rescue efforts continue for a missing hiker who became separated from his group in the area of the Eiseman Hut, north of Vail, Colo. 

Four search and rescue teams and one helicopter are searching approximately 18 square miles for 39-year-old James C. McGrogan, of Chesterton Ind., who was reported missing on Friday, according to the Eagle County Sheriff's Office.

Crews have been searching with four teams and one helicopter from the Colorado Army National Guard, but have been unsuccessful in locating McGrogan.

The hiking group informed deputies that McGrogan decided to continue on ahead of them and had a large pack with food, water, basic medical supplies, a sleeping bag, avalanche beacon, GPS and warm clothing.  However, when the group reached Eiseman Hut, McGrogan was unaccounted for.

Anyone who may have information about the location of McGrogan was urged to call the Eagle County Sheriff's Office at 970-328-8500 or Eagle County Crime Stoppers at 970-328-7007, 800-972-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted online at, or by text from your cell phone by texting STOPCRIME plus your message to CRIMES (274637). 

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