Ronald Webber from Florida left to go hiking in the Longs Peak area Tuesday but hasn't return(Photo: NPS)
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK – Crews
scoured a small area of Rocky Mountain National Park Thursday afternoon in search of a man who left to go hiking in the Longs Peak area Tuesday morning but hasn’t come back.
A car belonging to 58-year-old Ronald Webber was found at the Longs Peak Trailhead. It’s unclear where he was intending to go, according to the National Park Service.
The Maitland, Florida man had been to Longs Peak before, but never in the winter.
Hampered by high winds and cold temperatures, Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue Crews searched the Roaring Fork drainage and east cirque of Longs Peak in the Chasm Lake area on Thursday.
The teams plan to extend their search in this area, as well as the Keyhole Route and along the Longs Peak trail.
Anyone who was in the area of Tuesday or Wednesday is asked to call 970-586-1204.
Park officials say Webber was not prepared to spend the night on the peak.
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