ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) - Rocky Mountain National Park rangers have found a body believed to be a New Jersey man who has been missing for seven months on the park's highest mountain.
Park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson said Friday the body is believed to be 30-year-old Ryan Albert of Marlton, New Jersey. Marlton was last seen Oct. 4 on the Longs Peak trail. The mountain reaches 14,259 feet (4,346 meters) above sea level.
Rangers found the body Thursday in deep snow in a steep, rocky ravine called the Trough. It was about 1,000 feet (305 meters) below a section of trail called the Ledges and about 2,000 feet (610 meters) below the summit.
A helicopter recovered the body Friday. An autopsy is planned.
Rescue teams conducted multiple searches after Albert was reported missing.