Memorial held for missing Hudsonville hiker | News
HUDSONVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) - Even though his body has not been found, the family of a missing hiker, Jakson Kreiser now presumes he is dead. Friday evening family and friends gathered at the Pinnacle Center for a memorial service.
The recent Hudsonville High School graduate never returned from a hike on July 28, after going out alone on a rugged day hike through mountainous terrain in Montana's Glacier National Park.
It's been nearly three weeks and while there may still be hope, Dr. Paul Critelli, a psychologist, says the family is also facing the facts. "I know if it were my son there would always be a flicker of hope but as time went on, I think I would come to accept this is a mystery."
Jakson Kreiser was spending the summer working in the kitchen at a lodge in the Montana park.