The search for a U.S. Air Force Academy cadet candidate reported missing from the Longs Peak area of Rocky Mountain National Park, CO has been suspended. Micah Tice, 20, was last heard from on Friday 23rd November 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 26th, though his planned destination was unknown.
Since his disappearance, very few clues have been discovered and search efforts have been made more difficult by harsh winter conditions including extreme winds, low visibility, bitter wind chills, below freezing temperatures, deep snow, and high avalanche danger, reports the Sky-Hi News.
Over a seven-day period, ground and aerial searchers covered an approximate 10-square-mile search area, and two Colorado National Guard helicopters were able to assist with aerial reconnaissance over a wider area, according to park officials. Despite the widespread search efforts, there have been so signs of Tice.
Tice is still considered a missing person and investigation will continue with the hope of gaining additional information.
Park rangers would like to hear from anyone who has been in the Longs Peak area since Nov. 24, or who may have had contact with Tice regarding his planned route on Longs Peak. Contact Rocky Mountain National Park at (970) 586-1204.