Search Continues in Colorado for Missing Illinois Hiker

The man hasn't been seen since Sunday afternoon while he was hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park

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National Park Service

Rangers are looking for an Illinois man who didn't return from a hike in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Rangers learned on Tuesday that Jens "Jay" Yambert, 60, of Urbana, Illinois, was overdue to return from the hike he began on Sunday afternoon. According to officials, Yambert's rental car was found at the Longs Peak Trailhead.

Rangers have searched by foot. A forest service helicopter crew also searched the area.

At 14,259 feet, Longs Peak is the highest mountain in the park and the 15th highest in Colorado.

A 23-year-old woman from Houston, Texas was found on Thursday morning, after being reported missing in the Longs Peak area. Park officials reported that Emma Long was flown to a Denver hospital for treatment of serious injuries from a fall.

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