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Park County Search and Rescue is conducting an active search for Michael Blair in the area near Alma, CO. Recent storms have made searching extremely difficult and dangerous; however, we will continue to search to the highest capability that is safe.
We sincerely appreciate the outpouring of support from the community; however, due to the dangerous nature of current mountain conditions, we ask that individuals do not attempt to search on their own. Please reach out to Park County Search and Rescue at (719) 888-4816 if you have any information or would like to assist.
Search and Rescue has specifically asked that no one engage in their own search. It complicates their work and they need everyone to let them do what they need to.
And at this point in time S&R is not in need of any outside help. They have the resources they need. If they want assistance in the future they will reach out to the community. Please do not contact them for now.
We are working with Park County Search and Rescue and Sheriff’s Dept. Due to weather and other circumstances they have not been able to put together a full blown search, as of yet.
Michael does not have a car so did likely walk from the house in the Valley of the Sun area, but could have also hitchhiked. He is an avid and experienced backcountry boarder and took his split board and new avalanche float bag with him.
He talks about Pennsylvania Mountain and that area quite a bit, so if you travel up CR 14, Venture Rd, and Mountain View, please keep an extra close eye open. Thank you.
If you would like to assist with the formal search, when the time comes, please contact Marsha or Wes at PC Search and Rescue.
PLEASE DO NOT put yours and others lives at risk by attempting an advanced search on your own. Basic look arounds on your own are great or work with Search and Rescue and offer your assistance.