Search continues for missing Colorado Springs man in Rocky Mountain National Park

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According to Kyle Patterson from the Rocky Mountain National Park team, the search for Lucas Macaj, a resident of Colorado Springs, began on Monday morning. They initiated the search after finding his car still parked in the Longs Peak parking lot. The search efforts have been challenging due to the harsh winter conditions in the area.

Lucas hiked up to the summit of Longs Peak on Mother’s Day and sent a text to his friend around 1 p.m. stating that he had reached the top. However, there has been no communication from him since then. The terrain in that area is quite treacherous, with deep snow, wind-drifted snow, ice, rocks, and boulders, making it extremely challenging to navigate.

Unfortunately, heavy snowfall, high winds, and low temperatures have made the search and rescue operations even more difficult. The teams are becoming increasingly concerned about Lucas’s well-being, but they remain hopeful and continue to search for any clues that may lead them to him.

For now, the crews will be staying at the chasm shelter overnight, and tomorrow morning they will be skiing a new area where they believe Lucas may be. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for his safe return.

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