Search Begins for US Air Force Cadet Missing on Longs Peak, CO Since Saturday

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Micah Tice was reported missing to Rocky Mountain National Park officials Nov. 26. He was last heard from Nov. 23. Credit: Rocky Mountain National Park

A search is underway for a U.S. Air Force Academy cadet candidate reported missing from the Longs Peak area of Rocky Mountain National Park, CO. Micah Tice, 20, was last heard from on Friday night when called his parents in Nevada, according to the academy. His vehicle, a 2003 Toyota Camry, was found at the Longs Peak Trailhead late Monday afternoon, though his planned destination was unknown reports the Sky-Hi News.

Rocky Mountain National Park’s Search and Rescue team are coordinating the search that will begin early Tuesday morning and will focus efforts on the lower sections of the Longs Peak Trail to the Keyhole and Chasm Junction.

Weather in the area on Saturday was poor with significant snow accumulation, extremely high winds, and bitterly cold temperatures.

Tice is a white man, standing 5-foot-11-inches tall, weighing 160 pounds with dark hair and brown eyes. He drives a blue 2004 Toyota Camry with the Nevada license plate 230B70. Park rangers are asking for anyone who has been in the Longs Peak area since Saturday morning, or who may have had contact with Tice regarding his planned route on Longs Peak, to contact the park at (970) 586-1204.

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