Florida man missing in Longs Peak area of RMNP

Posted at 4:17 AM, Jan 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-22 13:57:20-05

Park rangers are trying to find a man missing in the Longs Peak area of Rocky Mountain National Park.

Ronald Webber, 58, of Florida, is believed to have gone mountaineering on Tuesday morning. He hasn't been seen since.

"He was not prepared to spend the night," according to Rocky Mountain National Park officials. "Webber has been to the Long Peak area before, but not in the winter."

Webber's car was found in the Longs Peak parking lot.

Rangers started searching for Webber on Thursday afternoon in the Roaring Fork drainage and the east cirque of Longs Peak in the Chasm Lake area.

Friday, teams will continue to search in that area, as well as the Keyhole Route and along the Longs Peak Trail.

Park officials said the weather since Tuesday has consisted of high winds and cold temperatures.

If you were in the Longs Peak area on Tuesday or Wednesday this week, please call (970) 586-1204.


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