Search continues in Colorado for missing Illinois hiker
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — Rangers are looking for an Illinois man who didn’t return from a hike in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Rangers learned on Tuesday that Jens “Jay” Yambert, 60, of Urbana, Illinois, was overdue to return from the hike he began on Sunday afternoon. According to officials, Yambert’s rental car was found at the Longs Peak Trailhead.
Rangers have searched by foot. A forest service helicopter crew also searched the area.
At 14,259 feet (4346.14 meters), Longs Peak is the highest mountain in the park and the 15th highest in Colorado.
A 23-year-old woman from Texas was found on Thursday morning, after being reported missing in the Longs Peak area. Park officials reported that Emma Long of Houston was flown to a Denver hospital for treatment of serious injuries from a fall.