Body of Denver hiker found in Grand Teton National Park

Body of Denver man found in Grand Teton. 9NEWS at 4 p.m. 9/5/16.

Grand Teton National Park Rangers say they found the body of a missing hiker. 

The body was discovered on the north side of Mount Owen, on a rocky cliff band beneath steep snow fields.

Park rangers say the body is that of 21-year-old Rene Dreiling, who is from Denver.

Dreiling, was a summer employee of Grand Teton Lodge Company. He  was reported missing Sept. 2 when he did not show up for his scheduled work shift at Colter Bay. 

 "We extend our thoughts and prayers to Rene's family, and to Grand Teton Lodge Company," Grand Teton National Park Superintendent David Vela said.

The park service investigation determined that he was last seen Aug. 31, along the northwest shore of Jenny Lake.

Dreiling had said he had plans to climb Table Mountain and several peaks in Hanging Canyon.

Rangers will attempt to recover Dreiling Monday, if weather conditions allow.

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