HELICOPTERS SEARCH FOR MISSING MAN ON LONGS PEAK
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.