A 51-year-old man reported missing Tuesday night was found uninjured but exhausted Wednesday afternoon in Rocky Mountain National Park, according to a news release.
The man from Baton Rouge, La., was reported missing at 8 p.m. Tuesday after he was last heard from Monday morning when he reportedly left on a hike in the Mount Chapin, Mount Chiquita, Ypsilon Mountain area.
RMNP conducted a search that included several ground crews and aerial reconnaissance, and found the man at 11,400 feet on the northwest side of Mount Chapin around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to the release.
While the rangers said he appeared uninjured, he was exhausted from two unplanned nights in the backcountry. He was flown from the area by Northern Colorado Interagency Helitack at 3 p.m. Wednesday and taken by ambulance to Estes Park Health, according to the release.