Search for missing New Jersey man on Longs Peak continues Thursday

Search for missing New Jersey man on Longs Peak continues Thursday

  12 Oct 2018

The search for a missing New Jersey man on Longs Peak continued Thursday as response teams navigated fresh snow drifts in high-probability areas below timberline.

Ryan Albert

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Ryan Albert

After taking a break Wednesday because of wintry weather conditions, five teams totaling 27 people resumed the search Thursday for 30-year-old Ryan Albert.

The Larimer County Search and Rescue dog team helped with the search, which included the Alpine Interagency Hot Shot Crew and Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue.

Snow accumulation since Monday had left more than a foot of snow at the Longs Peak Trailhead, with deeper drifts elsewhere. The new snow raised the possibility of avalanches.

On Oct. 5, park rangers were contacted by Denver police that Albert was overdue from an outing on the mountain. Family members had notified Denver police. Albert’s rental car was found at Longs Peak Trailhead that afternoon.

Investigators believe Albert set out to climb Longs Peak on Oct. 4 via the Keyhole route.

Park rangers would like to hear from anyone who has been in the Longs Peak area since Oct. 4 or anyone who may have had contact with Albert. Call 970-586-1204.

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