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Search for missing Air Force Academy cadet candidate begins at Rocky Mountain National Park

Posted at 7:19 AM, Nov 27, 2018
Micah Tice
Air Force Academy Cadet Candidate Micah Tice.

AIR FORCE ACADEMY – Crews at Rocky Mountain National Park are coordinating search and rescue efforts Tuesday morning to find missing Air Force Academy Cadet Candidate Micah Tice.

Tice’s car was found in the Longs Peak trailhead late Monday afternoon. It’s believed he tried to hike the 14er over the weekend when heavy snow and bitter cold moved in over the area.

His destination and the route he took is unknown.

Rocky Mountain National Park said its search efforts will focus on the lower sections of the Longs Peak Trail to the Keyhole and Chasm Junction.

Tice is a white male, 5’11” tall, approximately 160 pounds, with dark hair and brown eyes.

He was last seen the evening of Nov. 22, leaving the home of his sponsor in Colorado Springs. His parents, who live in Nevada, last spoke with him at about 9 p.m. on Nov. 23. The Academy said he told his parents he was going to do school work and hike the following day, Nov. 24.

If you have any information you are asked to call (719) 444-7000.