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Intense Search Continues For Man In Rocky Mountain National Park

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An image of the search effort (credit: Rocky Mountain National Park)

An image of the search effort (credit: Rocky Mountain National Park)

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (CBS4) – Rescue crews on Sunday were trying to figure out their next move in the effort to find a man who went missing in the Rocky Mountain National Park.

Troy Green, 39, of San Antonio, Texas, was in Colorado for a conference in Denver and was last seen at the Bear Lake trailhead inside the national park.

Green’s wife called police when she didn’t hear from him on Thursday. Park rangers found a vehicle that matched his rental car but so far have been unable to locate him.

Officials with Rocky Mountain National Park on Sunday said recent snowfall is making things tough on search crews, who were searching for the third straight day on Sunday.

The search was being done on foot and from the sky with a helicopter.

An image of the search effort (credit: Rocky Mountain National Park)

An image of the search effort (credit: Rocky Mountain National Park)

About 15 people were involved in the search effort, which included K-9 units. Search teams have been dealing with blowing winds, heavy snow, low temperatures and other dangers.

The search effort stretched from the Bear Lake area to Nymph Lake on Sunday and included lots of difficult terrain.

“We were getting reports from our searchers of snow up to their chests … especially in areas with a lot of rocks and a lot of tree wells,” said Rich Brown, incident commander.

Pictures of Green were posted at the Bear Lake trailhead with information about what he was last seen wearing for what was supposed to be a short day hike.

A poster in Rocky Mountain National Park with information about Troy Green (credit: CBS)

A poster in Rocky Mountain National Park with information about Troy Green (credit: CBS)

Green was only prepared for a day hike and had very little equipment with him.

He was also facing much worse weather conditions when he set out on his hike, with subzero temps and extreme wind chills.

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