COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – The U.S. Air Force Academy is looking for one of its own. They say Cadet Candidate Micah Tice disappeared Thanksgiving night, but last heard from on Friday night.

Tice is described as a 20-year-old white man, about 5′ 11″ tall with dark hair and brown eyes.

Officials say Tice told his sponsor family he was going to work on homework on Thursday night and maybe take a hike on Friday.

Tice also called his parents in Nevada Friday. Investigators tracked his phone signal near Woodman and Interstate 25.

Monday evening, the Rocky Mountain National Park confirmed they are assisting in the search for Tice. They say his vehicle was found at the Longs Peak Trailhead Monday afternoon.

They say Tice’s planned destination or route are unknown. They also say the weather was poor on the mountain on Saturday with “significant snow accumulation, extremely high winds and bitter cold temperatures.”

Rescuers will search for Tice on Tuesday morning, focusing on the lower sections of the trail to the Keyhole and Chasm Junction.

Those who hiked Longs Peak over the weekend and may have seen Tice are asked to call Rocky Mountain National Park at (970) 586-1204.

  1. Robert Chase says:

    Poor kid. The number of people entering RMNP from the Long’s Peak Trailhead who are dead within a day is ridiculous — the signage must be improved to adequately warn hikers.

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