ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) - Crews are dealing with wintry conditions in their search for a Texas man who is believed to have gone missing in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Park officials say no new snow fell in the search area overnight Saturday, but 9 new inches accumulated between Wednesday and Friday.
Troy Green of San Antonio had planned to attend a conference in Denver, about 65 miles southeast of the park. His wife notified Denver police when she didn't hear from him Thursday.
The 39-year-old didn't arrive at the conference as planned Friday, but Rocky Mountain National Park rangers found a vehicle that matched his rental car at the park's Bear Lake parking lot early Friday.
According to park rangers, two witnesses spoke with Green at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31 at the Bear Lake Trailhead, but did not see what direction he went from there. They said it was snowing, with high winds at the time.
The park rangers investigation revealed that Green had purchased additional snow gear after he arrived in Colorado. They say he may have been wearing black snow pants, a black puffy down jacket, black gloves and a black balaclava. He was also seen wearing hiking boots and a royal blue and grey camelback.
If anyone was visiting the Bear Lake area of Rocky Mountain National Park on Thursday, January 31, or Friday, February 1, park rangers would like to hear from you. Anyone who was there is asked to call Rocky Mountain National Park at (970) 586-1204.