Woman banned from national park for 5 years over false report on missing hiker
A woman accused of providing false information about a missing hiker in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park has been banned from the park for five years.
A woman accused of providing false information about a missing hiker in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park has been banned from the park for five years, according to officials.
Heather Mycoskie, 40, "knowingly provided false information and a false report in the search for missing hiker Cian McLaughlin," the National Park Service said in a statement released Thursday.
McLaughlin was last seen June 8, 2021, according to a missing person flyer.
Missing hiker Cian McLaughlin. Grand Teton National Park / TwitterMycoskie told authorities she had seen McLaughlin that afternoon or early evening, according to the park service's statement. She said he was hiking toward a rock that was his favorite spot to jump into water.
"Mycoskie provided a very detailed description of McLaughlin and stated she had a discussion with him in which he shared where he lived, where he was from, and his place of employment," the statement said. "The subsequent investigation revealed Mycoskie never saw anyone matching McLaughlin’s description on June 8, 2021, in Grand Teton National Park."