Search is Over for Over-due Hiker

Update:  as of 3:45PM, Neil Brosseau has been found alive and well.  After spending two nights in the Elk Mountains Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, Mr Brosseau was found by a cooperative team from the Pitkin county Sheriff’s office, Mountain Rescue Aspen, Colorado National Guard High-Altitude Training Site, Careflight, Flight for Life, and Aspen Ambulance.

The Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office and Mountain Rescue Aspen would like to remind everyone, when traveling in the back country (no matter your experience level) please stay with your group and be prepared for any conditions you may, or may not encounter.

ASPEN – A search is being conducted around Pyramid Peak for a Denver hiker who has been missing since Sunday afternoon.  Alex Burchetta with the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office says 66 year old Neil Brosseau became separated from three others in his party as they descended the 14,000 peak.  Burchetta says Brosseau was last seen about 2 p.m. Sunday at about 13,000 feet elevation at the top of a saddle that leads to the northeast summit ridge. He says officials planned to use a drone Tuesday to help with the search.

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