HE­LI­COPTERS SEARCH FOR MISS­ING MAN ON LONGS PEAK

The Denver Post - - DENVER & THE WEST - — Kieran Ni­chol­son, The Den­ver Post

Searchers look­ing for a miss­ing New Jer­sey man took to the air Fri­day, us­ing he­li­copters to scan high el­e­va­tions on Longs Peak.

Crews have been look­ing for Ryan Al­bert, 30, of Marl­ton, for a week in Rocky Moun­tain Na­tional Park, af­ter fam­ily mem­bers re­ported him over­due Oct. 5 from an at­tempted as­cent of Longs Peak.

Al­bert was last seen at about 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 4 in the area of Gran­ite Pass head­ing to­ward the Key­hole on the Longs Peak Trail, RMNP of­fi­cials said in a news re­lease.

On Thurs­day, searchers on the moun­tain cov­ered lower el­e­va­tions be­low tim­ber­line.

So far, no clues have been found, park of­fi­cials said.

A pow­er­ful storm sys­tem and cold front is drop­ping out of the north­ern Rock­ies and will bring snow and colder tem­per­a­tures to the park Satur­day night and Sun­day. Ac­cu­mu­lat­ing snow is ex­pected, and tem­per­a­tures Sun­day likely will top out in the 20s, fore­cast­ers said. Park rangers would like to hear from any­one who may have had con­tact with or who saw Al­bert on Oct. 4. Call 970­586­1204.

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