Search for missing Minnesota hikers near Echo Lake turns up no new clues

IDAHO SPRINGS, Colo. - The search for a Minnesota father and son who disappeared in Colorado's mountains last month has yielded no new clues.

Over the last three days 150 searchers from 13 mountain rescue teams, including 10 dog teams, searched a large area of interest for Damian and Evan McManus..  Saturday's search was limited by weather conditions and difficult terrain.   

The pair, from St. Louis Park, Minnesota, were last heard from April 2 when one of them told a friend they were "going to scale a peak." They had been hiking near Mount Evans about 35 miles southwest of Denver.

Last month, officials narrowed the search area to the south and southwest part of the Echo Lake campground near the 14,000-foot-plus peak. The search was suspended after three days. At the time, searchers said they would only resume if some new evidence was found.

Friends and family are posting on a special Facebook page:

The Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the following:

• Alpine Rescue Team
• Arapahoe Rescue Patrol
• Diamond Peaks Ski Patrol
• Douglas County SAR
• El Paso County SAR
• Front Range Rescue Dogs
• Larimer County SAR
• Park County SAR
• Mountain Rescue Aspen
• Salvation Army
• Search and Rescue Dogs of Colorado
• Summit County Rescue Group
• Rocky Mountain Rescue Group
• United States Forest Service
• Vail Mountain Rescue Group


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