Search Suspended For Missing Hiker

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Eagle County authorities say poor weather has forced them to suspend their search for a hiker who was separated from his group and hasn't been seen since Friday afternoon.

The sheriff's office says the search for 39-year-old James C. McGrogan was suspended at noon Tuesday. It's unclear when the search will resume.

McGrogan's mother, Arlene McGrogan, of Chesterton, Ind., told The Munster Times her son recently returned to northern Indiana to work in the emergency department of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka, just east of South Bend.

Fellow hikers said McGrogan decided to continue ahead of the group during a break on a trip to the Eiseman Hut north of Vail. McGrogan had a large pack with food, water, medical supplies, a GPS and other tools.