Russian student reported missing from Grand Teton

MOOSE, Wyo. Authorities are searching for a Russian student who failed to turn up at his summer job in Grand Teton National Park.

Twenty-three-year-old Aleksandr Sagiev was expected back at his job in the grocery store at Dornan's resort on Monday. He was last seen at the complex's pizza restaurant the day before.

Park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says Sagiev has been going for lots of walks and hikes since arriving at the park in June. Rangers are talking to friends to find out what his routes and habits were.

Searchers used dogs and boats to look for any signs of him along the Snake River near the resort Wednesday and began expanding the search beyond that area on Thursday.

Sagiev's Facebook page says he's studying at the Higher School of Economics.


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