Search Underway in RMNP, Longs Peak area |

Search Underway in RMNP, Longs Peak area

Sky-Hi News Staff Report

On Thursday, Jan. 21, park rangers in Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) were notified that Ronald Webber, 58, of Maitland, Florida was overdue from a reported mountaineering trek to Rocky Mountain National Park and was believed to be in the Longs Peak area, according to RMNP officials. His car was located in the parking lot at the Longs Peak Trailhead. He reportedly left Tuesday morning, Jan. 19, from the trailhead. It is unclear where he was intending to go. He was not prepared to spend the night. Webber has been to the Long Peak area before, but not in the winter.

Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue team members searched a small segment of the area this afternoon including the Roaring Fork drainage and the east cirque of Longs Peak in the Chasm Lake area. On Friday teams will continue to search in this area as well as the Keyhole Route and along the Longs Peak Trail.

Weather since Tuesday has consisted of high winds and cold temperatures. Aerial search efforts took place Thursday and if weather and conditions permit, will also occur Friday.

If anyone has information about Webber or has been in the area Tuesday, Jan. 19 or Wednesday, Jan. 20, please contact park officials at 970-586-1204.

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