Crews Searching for Air Force Academy Student Missing Near Longs Peak
Rescue crews are searching for a U.S. Air Force Academy student who has been missing since last week in the Longs Peak trailhead area.
Rocky Mountain National Park rangers say they were asked by the Academy on Monday afternoon for help in locating cadet candidate Micah Tice, 20, who was last heard from on Friday, according to a news release.
“The weather on Longs Peak on Saturday was poor with significant snow accumulation, extremely high winds and bitter cold temperatures,” the release states.
Tice’s vehicle was found late Monday afternoon at the base of the Longs Peak trailhead, though his planned destination or route is unknown, official say.
Crews will begin search efforts early Tuesday morning with a focus on the lower sections of the Longs Peak Trail to the Keyhole and Chasm Junction.
Rangers ask that anyone who has been in the Longs Peak area since Saturday morning, or who might have had contact with Tice regarding his planned route on Longs Peak, call the park at 970-586-1204.
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