Randy Udall, brother to democratic Colorado senator Mark Udall, has now been missing for almost a week after embarking on a solo hiking trip in Wyoming.
Randy set out on his journey along the Wind River Range trail, one with which he was reportedly familiar. However, he failed to reappear on schedule. “He is missing,” department spokesman Steve Smith told the Denver Post. “He was supposed to be back on the 26th. We were notified on the 28th.”
Rescue workers have begun searching for Randy, covering an area of some 225 square miles. The U.S. Forest service has also pitched in, but neither have found any sign of him.
The Senator's office released a statement regarding the search:
"Mark is concerned about his brother's whereabouts, and he continues to closely monitor the situation. He and his family hope for the best. [Senator Udall] has remained in contact with those searching for his brother and, along with his family, has waited and hoped for the best."