Searchers in Rocky Mountain National Park seek signs, clues for man missing since February

About 50 Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue team members looked for signs Wednesday of a man who went missing in February.

Search efforts for James Pruitt, of Tennessee and 70 at the time of his disappearance, were concentrated in off-trail areas in the Prospect Canyon drainage and the Glacier Gorge drainage above Jewel Lake, according to a park news release.

Forty of the searchers conducted team grid searches in areas covered with thick timber, dead trees, downed trees, thick willow, tall grass and mountain streams, park officials said.

Pruitt was last heard from Feb. 28. Search efforts were undertaken March 3, after his vehicle was found at the Glacier Gorge Trailhead.

Wednesday’s search unveiled no clues. Pruitt is considered missing, and park officials will continue to investigate his disappearance.