New Jersey man reported missing after climbing Longs Peak, search underway

Posted at 12:14 PM, Oct 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-06 14:14:47-04

ESTES PARK, Colo. (AP) – A search is being conducted in northern Colorado for a 30-year-old New Jersey man who is reported missing after he planned to climb Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Park officials say rangers were contacted by Denver police who had been notified by a family member that Ryan Albert, of Marlton, New Jersey was overdue from a planned climb on Thursday.

Albert’s rental car was found at the Longs Peak trailhead Friday afternoon.

Park officials say Albert’s planned destination or route was unknown.

The weather forecast on Saturday for the Longs Peak area calls for freezing temperatures and severe and unpredictable weather including snow, hail, sleet, thunder, and lightning.

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