Search resumes for Colorado climber missing 3 days

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Posted: Nov 19, 2014 10:15 AM

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — Rescuers are searching for a Colorado man three days after he failed to return from a climbing trip in Rocky Mountain National Park.

The Daily Camera reports (http://bit.ly/1vp0lP8 ) that more than 30 searchers found no clues Tuesday but will look for 25-year-old Peter Jeffris of Broomfield again Wednesday.

Jeffris reportedly left Sunday to summit 14,259-foot Longs Peak, the park's highest mountain. He didn't arrive at work Monday. Temperatures fell below zero overnight at the top of the peak.

Authorities say they don't believe Jeffris had a tent or adequate coat for the overnight temperatures. His car was found at the trailhead.

The newspaper reports wind gusts of up to 65 mph hindered Tuesday's search. Similar weather is forecast Wednesday, but park spokesman Kyle Patterson says searchers will go back out.

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Information from: Daily Camera, http://www.dailycamera.com/