The third day of search efforts began early this morning, Sunday, February 3rd, for a missing man from San Antonio, Texas. Troy Green was reported missing Friday afternoon. Yesterday, thirty-five searchers were involved and recon flights occurred over the search area. Today, forty-five searchers are involved plus a number of search dogs. Park rangers are being assisted by Larimer County Search and Rescue, Rocky Mountain Rescue, Douglas County Search and Rescue, Arapahoe Rescue Patrol, and Summit County Rescue. Searchers continue to concentrate their efforts on the popular Bear Lake system of trails; focusing on off trail areas particularly in the Mill Creek Drainage and in the Flattop Mountain area. Intensive search efforts will occur in the area between Bear Lake and Dream Lake. Aerial search will continue over this entire area.
The Bear Lake area is a popular winter recreation destination in Rocky Mountain National Park. The fresh snow and blue skies drew hundreds of winter enthusiasts yesterday to snowshoe and backcountry ski in the area; serving as more eyes and ears to aid search efforts. High visitation is expected again today.
Mr. Green was planning to attend a conference in Denver. When his wife did not hear from him on Thursday, January 31, she contacted the Denver Police Department. He did not arrive at the conference on Friday. On Friday afternoon, an advisory was given for his rental car that matched a vehicle found early Friday morning by park rangers at the Bear Lake parking lot.
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. Please call Rocky Mountain National Park at (970) 586-1204.