17 March 2022
Major Ruben A. Oliver
Troop B Commander



The New York State Police at Ray Brook is assisting the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers with a missing hiker.  

On March 11, 2022, Thomas A. Howard of Westport, Connecticut, went hiking in on Mt. Colden in the town of North Elba. On March 16, 2022, he was reported missing after failing to return from his trip.  

Howard is approximately 6’1’’, 170 pounds, has gray hair, and was last known to be wearing a long red jacket, grey boots and snow shoes.  His last known location was at the Marcy Dam lean-to.  

State Police and Forest Rangers are asking anyone who may have seen Howard to contact Troop B at 518-891-2000, or New York State DEC in Ray Brook at 518-891-0235.

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